Title: Optimal Dental Age Estimation Practice in United Arab Emirates' Children
Authors: Altalie, Salem
Thevissen, Patrick ×
Fieuws, Steffen
Willems, Guy #
Issue Date: Mar-2014
Publisher: Callaghan and Co.
Series Title: Journal of Forensic Sciences vol:59 issue:2 pages:383-5
Article number: 10.1111/1556-4029.12351
Abstract: The aim of the study was to detect whether the Willems model, developed on a Belgian reference sample, can be used for age estimations in United Arab Emirates (UAE) children. Furthermore, it was verified that if added third molars development information in children provided more accurate age predictions. On 1900 panoramic radiographs, the development of left mandibular permanent teeth (PT) and third molars (TM) was registered according the Demirjian and the Kohler technique, respectively. The PT data were used to verify the Willems model and to develop a UAE model and to verify it. Multiple regression models with PT, TM, and PT + TM scores as independent and age as dependent factor were developed. Comparing the verified Willems- and the UAE model revealed differences in mean error of -0.01 year, mean absolute error of 0.01 year and root mean squared error of 0.90 year. Neglectable overall decrease in RMSE was detected combining PM and TM developmental information.
ISSN: 0022-1198
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Forensic Dentistry
Leuven Biostatistics and Statistical Bioinformatics Centre (L-BioStat)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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