RELATIONSHIP OF DENTAL & CHRONOLOGICAL AGE USING MODIFIED DEMIRJIAN METHOD IN PAKISTANI POPULATION

  • Syed Muzzamil Ali Shah Associate Professor, Department of Community & Preventive Dentistry, Hamdard University Dental Hospital, Hamdard University Karachi.
  • Abdur Rehman Associate Professor, Science of Dental Material Department, Hamdard University Dental Hospital, Hamdard University Karachi.
  • Rafey Ahmed Jameel Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Biology & Tooth Morphology, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi.
  • Masooma Zehra FCPS Trainee, Department of Operative Dentistry, Hamdard University Dental Hospital, Hamdard University, Karachi, Pakistan.
  • Ayesha Basit Associate Professor, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Hamdard University Dental Hospital, Hamdard University Karachi, Pakistan.
  • Nadeem Hafeez Khokhar Professor & HOD Science of Dental Material Department, Hamdard University Dental Hospital, Hamdard University Karachi.
Keywords: Demirjian’s method, Maturity score and Dental Maturity

Abstract

The study was designed to determine the correlation between dental age and chronological age in a sample of Pakistani population using modified Demirjian method which was specifically designed for Pakistani population. The sample of the study consisted of 146 subjects between the ages of 7 to 15 years. Data analysis from this study suggests that the modified Demirjian’s method appropriately identified the dental age in relation to the maturity score. Pearson Correlation test showed that in both genders, age & maturity score was highly significant (P=0.001). The data suggest that modified Demirjian method shows high accuracy when applied to Pakistani population.

Published
2022-07-04
How to Cite
Syed Muzzamil Ali Shah, Abdur Rehman, Rafey Ahmed Jameel, Masooma Zehra, Ayesha Basit, & Nadeem Hafeez Khokhar. (2022). RELATIONSHIP OF DENTAL & CHRONOLOGICAL AGE USING MODIFIED DEMIRJIAN METHOD IN PAKISTANI POPULATION. Pakistan Oral & Dental Journal, 42(2), 85-88. Retrieved from http://podj.com.pk/index.php/podj/article/view/686
Section
Community Dentistry