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Title: Human Dental Age Estimation by Calculation of Pulp-Tooth Volume Ratios Yielded on Clinically Acquired Cone Beam Computed Tomography Images of Monoradicular Teeth
Authors: Star, Hazha
Thevissen, Patrick
Jacobs, Reinhilde
Fieuws, Steffen
Solheim, Tore
Willems, Guy # ×
Issue Date: Jan-2011
Publisher: Callaghan and Co.
Series Title: Journal of Forensic Sciences vol:56 issue:Suppl 1 pages:S77-S82
Abstract: Secondary dentine is responsible for a decrease in the volume of the dental pulp cavity with aging. The aim of this study is to evaluate a human dental age estimation method based on the ratio between the volume of the pulp and the volume of its corresponding tooth, calculated on clinically taken cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) images from monoradicular teeth. On the 3D images of 111 clinically obtained CBCT images (Scanora(®) 3D dental cone beam unit) of 57 female and 54 male patients ranging in age between 10 and 65 years, the pulp-tooth volume ratio of 64 incisors, 32 canines, and 15 premolars was calculated with Simplant(®) Pro software. A linear regression model was fit with age as dependent variable and ratio as predictor, allowing for interactions of specific gender or tooth type. The obtained pulp-tooth volume ratios were the strongest related to age on incisors.
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ISSN: 0022-1198
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Forensic Dentistry
Department of Oral Health Sciences - miscellaneous
Oral Imaging
Leuven Biostatistics and Statistical Bioinformatics Centre (L-BioStat)
× corresponding author
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