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Relationship Between Skeleton Method and Dental Method in Age Estimation in Children: A New Regression Equation
Age estimation in children is not only important in forensic science but also in forensic dentistry. The orthopantomographs and hand-wrist radiographs samples of 25 healthy children (13 boys: 12 girls) aged between 5-17 years were selected and analyzing the possible applications of the proportion of carpal area and open apices of teeth as a criterion of age estimation. The regression model, describing age as a linear function of gender (G), ratio between carpal bones area (B) and carpel area (C) and measurement of open apices, results the following equation. Age= 5.675+0.512 G +0.567 No-0.782s+5.617 B/C-0.213 Nos. The correlation coefficient between open apices, B/C and chronological age were highly significant. This regression equation can be used for age estimation for medico-legal as well as clinical dentistry.
Forensic Science, Open Apices, Regression Equation, Carpal Bones Area, Carpel Area
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