Title: Third Molar Development: Evaluation of Nine Tooth Development Registration Techniques for Age Estimations
Authors: Thevissen, Patrick
Fieuws, Steffen
Willems, Guy # ×
Issue Date: Mar-2013
Publisher: Callaghan and Co.
Series Title: Journal of Forensic Sciences vol:58 issue:2 pages:393-7
Article number: DOI 10.1111/1556-4029.12063
Abstract: Multiple third molar development registration techniques exist. Therefore the aim of this study was to detect which third molar development registration technique was most promising to use as a tool for subadult age estimation. On a collection of 1199 panoramic radiographs the development of all present third molars was registered following nine different registration techniques [Gleiser, Hunt (GH); Haavikko (HV); Demirjian (DM); Raungpaka (RA); Gustafson, Koch (GK); Harris, Nortje (HN); Kullman (KU); Moorrees (MO); Cameriere (CA)]. Regression models with age as response and the third molar registration as predictor were developed for each registration technique separately. The MO technique disclosed highest R(2) (F 51%, M 45%) and lowest root mean squared error (F 3.42 years; M 3.67 years) values, but differences with other techniques were small in magnitude. The amount of stages utilized in the explored staging techniques slightly influenced the age predictions.
ISSN: 0022-1198
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Forensic Odontology
Leuven Biostatistics and Statistical Bioinformatics Centre (L-BioStat)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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