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To Evaluate the Relationship between Mandibular Canine Calcification Stages and Skeletal Age

Pooja Malik, Usha Rehani

Keywords : Demirjian's method, Greulich-Pyle method, Skeletal age, Canine calcification stages

Citation Information : Malik P, Rehani U. To Evaluate the Relationship between Mandibular Canine Calcification Stages and Skeletal Age. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2012; 5 (1):14-19.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1127

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2012; The Author(s).


Aim: The purpose of this study was to assess skeletal age and establish relationship between mandibular canine calcification and skeletal age. Materials and methods: The study included 147 females aged 10 to 13 years. The subjects were divided into three groups: Group I—comprising of 10 to 11 years old female; Group II—comprising of 11 to 12 years old female; Group III—12 to 13 years female. OPG and hand and wrist radiographs of left side for each subject were taken with prior consent of their parents. The calcification status of canine was evaluated from orthopantomograms according to scores given in Demirjian's method. The stages of ossification of various carpal bones were evaluated using radiographic atlas of Greulich-Pyle and skeletal age was calculated. Results: Data collected was statistically analyzed. Conclusion: The results drawn from this study showed that a strong correlation was observed for canine calcification stage F for 10 to 11 years and for stage G in 11 to 12 years and 12 to 13 years respectively.

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