Devika B

Department of Forensic Odontology, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, India


  • Research   
    Estimation of Dental Age in the Maxillary Right Third Molar (18) Using Willem?s Method in South Indian Population
    Author(s): Devika B and Abirami Arthanari*

    Introduction: Age estimation is an important area of forensic odontology and it has increased its importance in the past few years. There are various methods in the estimation of dental age. Some of them are Atlas approaches, by the use of radiographs, where the morphological distinct stages of mineralization of all the teeth are observed. The scoring method; it was framed by Demirjian. In 2001, Willems et al. assessed the accuracy of Demirjian's method in Belgian Caucasian population; this modified method calculated the overall maturity score by adding the adapted scores for the seven teeth in the mandible which presented the result directly as the estimated age of the individual. This modification has been evaluated among various populations and has been reported to be more accurate than the original Demirjian’s method. Aim and objective: The aim of the study is to estimat.. Read More»

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