Skeletal maturity assessment using calcification stages of mandibular canine

Singla, Ritesh and Urala, Arun Srinivas and Vineetha, R and Singla, Nishu (2017) Skeletal maturity assessment using calcification stages of mandibular canine. Journal of International Oral Health, 9 (3). pp. 126-129. ISSN 0976-7428

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Aim: The aim of this study was to correlate the growth phase of skeletal tissues with the calcification stages of mandibular canine. Materials and Methods: It was a cross-sectional observational study. Anonymized digital orthopantomogram and lateral cephalogram records of 300 pretreatment orthodontic patients aged 8–15 years were collected and analyzed. The calcification stages of right mandibular canine were scored on panoramic radiographs in accordance to the Gleiser and Hunt modified method of assessing tooth mineralization. The growth phase of skeletal maturation was scored on lateral cephalogram in accordance to the cervical vertebral maturation (CVM) method proposed by Baccetti et al. Results: A positive significant correlation was attained relating CVM Stages 1, 2, and 3 with mandibular canine calcification Stages 2, 3, and 4, respectively. Conclusion: The calcification stages of mandibular canine can be implemented for assessing the skeletal maturity clinically.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Canine calcification; cervical vertebral maturation; skeletal maturity.
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Preventive and Community Dentistry
Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Oral Medicine and Radiology
Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Orthodontics
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2017 04:46
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2017 04:46

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