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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 37-41

Age estimation using pulp/tooth area ratio: A digital image analysis


1 Department of Oral Pathology, Modern Dental College and Research Center, Airport Road, Gandhi Nagar, Indore, India
2 AECS Maaruti College of Dental Sciences, Bangalore, India

Correspondence Address:
Sasidhar Singaraju
Department of Oral Pathology, Modern Dental College and Research center, Airport Road, Gandhi Nagar, Indore - 453 112
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0974-2948.50888

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Age is one of the essential factors in establishing the identity of the person. Estimation of the human age is a procedure adopted by anthropologists, archeologists, and forensic scientists. Inspection of radiographs and subsequent comparison with radiographic images, in charts yield 'maturity scores' that help us to assess the age of an individual. Alternative approaches based on digitalization of panoramic radiographs and their computerized storage have recently become available that exploit image analysis to obtain nondestructive metric measurements of both pulp chambers and teeth, which can be used to assess the age of an individual. The purpose of the present study was to present a method for assessing the chronological age based on the relationship between age and measurement of the pulp/tooth area ratio on single-rooted teeth, using orthopantomographs and a computer-aided drafting program AutoCAD 2000.


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