Age Estimation using Tooth/ Pulp Length Ratio in Permanent Maxillary and Mandibular Canines by using Orthopantomographs
Age estimation of unknown human is important in crime investigation, such as homicide, suicide or in mass disaster because it can guide forensic investigators to the correct identity among a large number of possible matches. More and more the courts ask for medico-legal age estimations of unknown human by forensic dentistry. This research project in establishing the applicability of radiographic and morphological parameter’s used in forensic dentistry in adult population. The aim is to compare the chronological age with the dental age estimation by radiographic and morphological parameters. To achieve this objectives 300 patients were included. Radiographic analysis was made through the program of digital radiology software. The morphological parameter was assessed in radiographs. The relationship between the coefficients was calculated between the age and the ratios with the level of inclusion. There was no statistically significant difference between the chronological age and the age estimation by radiographic method. This study signifies the possible role of odontometric parameters of canines as an aid for age estimation and it can be used in forensic investigations where age estimation of skeletal remains is difficult.
Keywords – Forensic Dentistry, Canine, Odontometric Parameters