Dental age assessment using Demirjian's method on northern Turkish children

Şen Tunç E., Koyuturk A. E.

FORENSIC SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL, vol.175, no.1, pp.23-26, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 175 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2007.04.228
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.23-26
  • Keywords: age estimation, dental age calculation, panoramic radiographs, Demirjian's method, 3RD MOLAR DEVELOPMENT, CHRONOLOGICAL AGE, TOOTH MINERALIZATION, MATURITY, ACCURACY, TEETH, POPULATION, INDICATOR, PRECISION, SYSTEM
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


Tooth formation is widely used to assess maturity and to predict age. Within clinical dentistry, such information aids in diagnosis and treatment planning. Numerous methods exist that allow either the prediction of age or an assessment of maturation. One widely used method was first described in 1973 by Demirjian et al., as based on a large number of French-Canadian children. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the applicability of Demirjian's method for dental age estimation and for description of mandibular permanent tooth formation in northern Turkish children, 4-12 years of age.