Comparison of Cameriere’s and Demirjian’s methods of age estimation among children in Kerala: a pilot study

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Vivek Velayudhan Nair *
Sunila Thomas
Jincy Thomas
Shabna Fathima
Deena Thomas
Tomson Thomas
(*) Corresponding Author:
Vivek Velayudhan Nair | vivekv@rediffmail.com

Abstract

The aim was to compare age estimation using Cameriere’s and Demirjian’s methods to chronologic age in children with mixed dentition in a rural population of Kerala. The present study comprised of 10 subjects of age range 7-12 years. Dental age was assessed using Cameriere’s and Demirjian’s methods and was compared to the chronologic age. Panoramic radiographs were used for assessment of dental age. Data were analysed using paired t-test. The mean of difference obtained was 0.92 and the pvalue was 0.172 which showed insignificant difference between the two methods. Cameriere’s method showed a positive linear correlation (0.6393) with chronologic age and was statistically significant (P=0.0171) , whereas Demirjian’s method showed a negative correlation (–0.7598) and was statistically insignificant (P=0.9967). The present study indicated that Cameriere’s method is reliable for age estimation in our population and is more accurate than Demirjian’s method.

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Vivek Velayudhan Nair, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, PMS College of Dental Science and Research, Trivandrum

ORAL MEDICINE AND RADIOLOGY, PROFESSOR & HOD

Sunila Thomas, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, PMS College of Dental Science and Research, Trivandrum

ORAL MEDICINE AND RADIOLOGY, PROFESSOR

Shabna Fathima, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, PMS College of Dental Science and Research, Trivandrum

ORAL MEDICINE AND RADIOLOGY, PG STUDENT