Indian Journal of Dental Sciences

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 13--20

Correlation of chronological, skeletal, and dental age in North Indian population


Madhurima Nanda1, Anil Singla2, Vinod Sachdev3, Harupinder Singh Jaj2 
1 Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, ITS Dental College, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, Himachal Dental College, Sundernagar, India
3 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, ITS Dental College, Muradnagar-ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Madhurima Nanda
Department of Orthodontics, ITS Dental College, Greater Noida
India

Aim and Objectives: The aim of the study was to find out the correlation between chronological, dental, and skeletal age. Materials and Methods: Lateral cephalograms and orthopantomograms of 100 subjects of age ranging 9–14 years were obtained for the estimation of skeletal and dental age. Dental age was assessed using Demirjian's method; skeletal age was assessed using the new improved version of the cervical vertebral maturation method given by Baccetti, Franchi, and McNamara. Statistical analysis was carried out. Student's t-test and Spearman's coefficient correlation were used to assess the relation between chronological, skeletal, and dental age. Results: The Spearman's correlation coefficient was 0.777 (P < 0.001) between chronological and dental age, 0.516 (P < 0.001) between chronological and skeletal age, and 0.563 (P < 0.001) between dental and skeletal age. Conclusion: There is a good correlation between chronological and dental age in North Indian population which was higher for males as compared to females. A moderate correlation was found between chronological and skeletal age as well as between dental and skeletal age.


How to cite this article:
Nanda M, Singla A, Sachdev V, Jaj HS. Correlation of chronological, skeletal, and dental age in North Indian population.Indian J Dent Sci 2017;9:13-20


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Nanda M, Singla A, Sachdev V, Jaj HS. Correlation of chronological, skeletal, and dental age in North Indian population. Indian J Dent Sci [serial online] 2017 [cited 2021 Apr 20 ];9:13-20
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