Estimation of Age by Modified Gustafson’s Method from Incisor and Canine Teeth

Authors

  • Ajay V Patil1, Chandrakant M Kokatanur2, Vinay S Bannur3

Keywords:

Age, tooth, incisor, canine, attrition, secondary dentin, cementum apposition

Abstract

Background: Estimating age from teeth is generally reliable as they are naturally preserved long after all the tissues and even bones have disintegrated. Aim of the study: The present study was an attempt to estimate the age of an individual by using modified Gustafson’s method from age related alteration in incisors and canines in Karad. Materials and methods: A cross sectional study was conducted in Karad for a period of 4 months from Nov 2018 to Feb 2019. Results: 95 teeth were observed, out of which 59 were incisors and 36 canines. The coefficient of variations among parameters ranged from 22.61 to 29.92%. Conclusion: - The estimated age error was minimized to 1.15 years. The age calculated by this method was found to be more accurate, reliable and reproducible

Author Biography

Ajay V Patil1, Chandrakant M Kokatanur2, Vinay S Bannur3

Ajay V Patil1, Chandrakant M Kokatanur2, Vinay S Bannur3
1Professor, 2Associate Professor, 3Assistant Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine,
Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences Karad, Maharastra,

Published

2020-01-16

How to Cite

Ajay V Patil1, Chandrakant M Kokatanur2, Vinay S Bannur3. (2020). Estimation of Age by Modified Gustafson’s Method from Incisor and Canine Teeth. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(1), 5-11. Retrieved from http://medicopublication.com/index.php/ijfmt/article/view/3