Ramakant Gupta1*, Swati Gupta2 and Manju Gupta3
1Head and Consultant, Department of Dental Services, Dr. Jatinder Gupta’s Gupta
Clinic and Opticals, Haryana, India
2Senior Consultant, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Dr. Jatinder Gupta’s Gupta Clinic and Opticals, Haryana, India
3Director and Clinic coordinator, Dr. Jatinder Gupta’s Gupta Clinic and Opticals, Haryana, India
*Corresponding Author: Ramakant Gupta, Head and Consultant, Department of Dental Services, Dr. Jatinder Gupta’s Gupta Clinic and Opticals, Haryana, India
Received: April 02, 2020; Published: June 18, 2020
Introduction:Orthopantomographs are non- destructive tool for age estimation by indirectly measuring the rate of secondary dentine deposition. Cameriere.,et al. introduced one such Europeanpopulation based method and modified by researchers for Indian population; but their applicability is yet to be assessed.
Aim and Objective:To assess the applicability of Cameriere’s method and its modification by Jeevan.,et al. Bebshet.,et al. for mandibular canines and Sexena, Jeevan.,et al,Juneja.,et al. for maxillary canines in an Indian population in Faridabad district of Haryana by evaluating the pulp/tooth ratio in canines on right side using digital orthopantomographs.
Materials and Methods:Digital orthopantomographs of 60 patients (30 males, 30 females, 16- 72 years) were selected by simple random sampling. Pulp and tooth areas were measured and their ratio was computed using computer software. Age was calculated using the Cameriere’s method and its modification by Jeevan.,et al,Bebshet.,et al,Sexena, Juneja.,et al.Mean absolute error (MAE) for each method was calculated for each method.
Result:The present study showed no recognisable difference in dental age assessed by all the methods. Overestimation of age with MAE <± 10 years was found in Indian population using all the methods.
Conclusion:Jeevan’s formula revealed least MAE and slightly more percentage of cases with errors < ± 10 years i.e. acceptable’’ age estimates than others, therefore, itis more applicable for Indian population.
Keywords: Dental Age Estimation; Digital Orthopantomographs; Radiographs
Citation: Ramakant Gupta., et al. “Digital Age Estimation Using Orthopatomograms in Indian Population: A Comparative Study”. Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 4.7 (2020): 46-51.
Copyright: © 2020 Ramakant Gupta., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.