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Title: Dental maturity in Belgian children using Demirjian's method and polynomial functions: new standard curves for forensic and clinical use
Authors: Chaillet, N ×
Willems, Guy
Demirjian, A #
Issue Date: Dec-2004
Series Title: The Journal of forensic odonto-stomatology vol:22 issue:2 pages:18-27
Abstract: Dental maturity was studied from dental panoramic radiographs of 2523 Belgian children (1255 girls and 1268 boys) aged 2 to 18 years. The aim was to compare the efficiency of two methods of age prediction: Demirjian's method, using differently weighted scores, and polynomial functions. The two methods present some differences: Demirjian is used to determine the maturity score as a function of age and polynomial functions are used to determine age as a function of the maturity score. We present, for each method, gender-specific dental maturity tables and curves for Belgian children. Girls always present advanced dental maturity compared with boys. The polynomial functions are highly reliable (0.21% of incorrect classifications) and the percentile method, using Belgian weighted scores, is very accurate (+/- 2.08 years on average, between 2 and 16 years of age).
ISSN: 0258-414X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Forensic Dentistry
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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