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