Study of Correlation of Dental Age with Radiological Age
Keywords:Age; Correlation; Dental findings; Ossification centre; Radiological findings
Age is defined as the length of time an organism or individual has survived after birth. Age assessment
is necessary for people without birth registrations, getting access to education, government policies,
employment, marriage registration, young criminals claiming to be underage, and so on. Under 25 years
of age, following parameters are key factors to opine about age of individual - Dental eruption, Bone size
and maturity, ossification centre & epiphysial union. Aim of the study was age determination by Correlation
of Dental findings with Radiological findings. This study included 83 individuals brought by police to
SVN Govt. Medical college, Yavatmal, for age determination, out of them 56 were males and 27 were
females between age group of 10-25 years. The oral cavity was examined for dentition as per Federation
Dentaire Internationale (F.D.I.) system. X-rays of the body joints are recommended for determining the age
groups. The results obtained were compared with reference value available for same parameter, for standard
deviation, Pearson correlation and p values.
Very strong correlation found between Radiological age and Final age (0.9994) while correlation between
Dental age and Radiological age was 0.9961. Concluded highly significant p-value (p<0.0001) found
between Dental, Radiological and Final age.
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