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Growth analysis and Age Estimation..

  • Growth spurts
  • Skeletal Maturity Indicators
  •       1. Hand wrist Radiographs
  •       2. Cervical Vertebrae
  •       3. Mid-palatal suture
  •       4. Densitometry Method
  •       5. Ante-gonial Notch
  •       6. Symphysis Morphology
  • Dental Indicators
  •      1. Tooth mineralization
  •      2. 3rd molar development
  • Somatomedian levels
  • Frontal sinus development
  • Because of variability all individual at a given chronological age are neither of the same size or same stage of maturation.
  • It is better to compare biologic development.
  • “Developmental ages” –skeletal age and dental age are used.

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