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Assessment of Skeletal and Dental Maturity Levels for a given Chronological Age among Indian Children

K Krishna Murthy, C Nagendra Srinivas, Varalakshmi, C Vijay Kumar, M Krishnaveni

Citation Information : Murthy KK, Srinivas CN, V, Kumar CV, Krishnaveni M. Assessment of Skeletal and Dental Maturity Levels for a given Chronological Age among Indian Children. J Contemp Dent Pract 2012; 13 (3):310-315.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-1143

Published Online: 01-12-2012

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2012; The Author(s).



The aim of this study was to evaluate the maturity levels of the individual by comparing the correlation between dental, skeletal and the chronological ages.

Materials and methods

Intraoral periapical radiographs of the complete right side of the dentition and posteroanterior radiographs of the hand and wrist were obtained from 260 subjects, ranged from 3 to 15 years of age. Evaluation of handwrist roentgenograms for skeletal age and intraoral roentgenograms for dental age was done.


The findings of present study indicated that participated children were skeletally and dentally, retarded in maturation as compared with the standards except at 3 and 6 years of age. The girls were found to be skeletally more advanced than boys at all ages except 7 and 10 years of age. The dental maturity is more for girls than that of boys.


No significant correlation was found among skeletal age, dental age and chronological age. Dental age and skeletal age was found to be correlated at 6, 10 and 11 years in boys and 6 and 9 years of age in girls.

Clinical significance

The results of this study could enhance the diagnosis and treatment planning in orthodontics and other dental disciplines.

How to cite this article

Murthy KK, Srinivas CN, Varalakshmi, Kumar CV, Krishnaveni M. Assessment of Skeletal and Dental Maturity Levels for a given Chronological Age among Indian Children. J Contemp Dent Pract 2012;13(3):310-315.

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