Age estimation, Cameriere's European formula, Demirjian's method, Dental age, Forensic dentistry, Orthopantomograph, Radiographic age estimation
Citation Information :
Valluri R, Jain Y, Lalitha C, Sajjan P, Ealla KK, Dantu R. Age Estimation in Mixed-dentition Children, Using Cameriere's European Formula and Demirjian's Method: A Comparative Pilot Study. J Contemp Dent Pract 2020; 21 (3):310-316.
Aim: The objective of the present investigation is to compare the accuracy of two methods of age estimation, Cameriere's European formula and Demirjian's method, in estimating the age of mixed-dentition children in Telangana. Materials and methods: Digital orthopantomographs (OPGs) of 36 children between the age of 7 years and 12 years were subject to analysis. All the OPGs were analyzed for dental age using both Cameriere's and Demirjian's methods for mixed dentition. Chronological age was calculated by subtracting the date of births from the date on which the OPGs were taken. Statistical analysis: descriptive analysis was performed. The accuracies of both the methods (Cameriere's and Demirjian's) were evaluated by calculating the mean prediction error. Wilcoxon signed-rank test was performed for both methods of dental age estimation with chronological age and for boys and girls. Significance threshold was set at 5%. Results: Cameriere method resulted in a mean prediction error of 0.579 for girls and 0.483 for boys. Demirjian's method resulted in a mean prediction error of 2.228 for girls and 2.046 for boys. Conclusion: In conclusion, as far as accuracy is concerned, Cameriere's European formula proved to be more accurate, according to the current investigation. Significance: The significance of age estimation is reflected in various fields such as pediatric endocrinology, orthodontics, law, anthropology, archeology, and forensics where identification of unascertained human bodies is required (crime investigations, mass disasters). Demirjian's method is commonly employed for dental age estimation in pediatric dentistry, orthodontics, and forensic dentistry. Cameriere's method may serve as a more accurate and reliable method for dental age estimation.
Cameriere R, Ferrante L, Cingolani M. Age estimation in children by measurement of open apices in teeth. Int J Legal Med 2006;120(1): 49–52. DOI: 10.1007/s00414-005-0047-9.
Nolla CM. The development of permanent teeth. J Dent Child 1960;27:254–266.
Moorrees CFA, Fanning EA, Hunt EE. Age variation of formation stages for ten permanent teeth. J Dent Res 1963;42:1490–1502. DOI: 10.1177/00220345630420062701.
Haavikko K. The formation and the alveolar and clinical eruption of the permanent teeth. An orthopantomographic study. Suom Hammaslaak Toim 1970;66(3):103–170.
Haavikko K. Tooth formation age estimated on a few selected teeth. A simple method for clinical use. Proc Finn Dent Soc 1974;70(1):15–19.
Liliequist B, Lundberg M. Skeletal and tooth development: a methodologic investigation. Acta Radiol Diagn (Stockh) 1971;11(2): 97–112. DOI: 10.1177/028418517101100201.
Demirjian A, Goldstein H, Tanner JM. A new system of dental age assessment. Hum Biol 1973;45(2):211–227.
Anderson DL, Thompson GW, Popovich F. Age of attainment of mineralization stages of the permanent dentition. J Forensic Sci 1976;21(1):191–200. DOI: 10.1520/JFS10353J.
Willems G, Van Olmen A, Spiessens B, et al. Dental age estimation in Belgian children: Demirjian's technique revisited. J Forensic Sci 2001;46(4):893–895. DOI: 10.1520/JFS15064J.
Mazzilli LEN, Melani RFH, Lascala CA, et al. Age estimation: Cameriere's open apices methodology accuracy on a southeast Brazilian sample. J Forensic Leg Med 2018;58:164–168. DOI: 10.1016/j.jflm.2018.06.006.
Cameriere R, Ferrante L, Liversidge HM, et al. Accuracy of age estimation in children using radiograph of developing teeth. Forensic Sci Int 2008;176(2–3):173–177. DOI: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2007.09.001.
Galić I, Vodanović M, Cameriere R, et al. Accuracy of Cameriere, Haavikko, and Willems radiographic methods on age estimation on Bosnian–Herzegovian children age groups 6–13. Int J Legal Med 2011;125(2):315–321. DOI: 10.1007/s00414-010-0515-8.
Javadinejad S, Sekhavati H, Ghafari R. A comparison of the accuracy of four age estimation methods based on panoramic radiography of developing teeth. J Dent Res Dent Clin Dent Prospects 2015;9(2):72–78. DOI: 10.15171/joddd.2015.015.
Wolf TG, Briseño-Marroquín B, Callaway A, et al. Dental age assessment in 6- to 14-year old German children: comparison of Cameriere and Demirjian methods. BMC Oral Health 2016;16(1):120. DOI: 10.1186/s12903-016-0315-8.
Ozveren N, Serindere G, Meric P, et al. A comparison of the accuracy of Willems’ and Cameriere's methods based on panoramic radiography. Forensic Sci Int 2019;302:109912. DOI: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2019.109912.
Lan LM, Yang ZD, Sun SL, et al. Application of Demirjian's and Cameriere's method in dental age estimation of 8-16 year old adolescents from Hunan Han Nationality. Fa Yi Xue Za Zhi 2019;35(4):406–410. DOI: 10.12116/j.issn.1004-5619.2019.04.005.
Pratyusha K, Prasad MG, Radhakrishna AN, et al. Applicability of Demirjian's method and modified Cameriere's methods for dental age assessment in children. J Clin Diagn Res 2017;11(2):ZC40–ZC43. DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2017/21474.9342.
Nair VV, Thomas S, Thomas J, et al. Comparison of Cameriere's and Demirjian's methods of age estimation among children in Kerala: a pilot study. Clin Pract 2018;8(1):991. DOI: 10.4081/cp.2018.991.