Thickness Corrected Translucency MeasurementAn Efficient Tool in Age Estimation

Yellpurkar, Dr. Shweta and *, Dr. Srikant N and Kotian, Dr. Ravindra and Naik, Dr. Dilip Gopinath and Boaz, Dr. Karen Asha and *, Dr. Nandita K P and *, Dr. Nidhi Manaktala (2019) Thickness Corrected Translucency MeasurementAn Efficient Tool in Age Estimation. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 13 (4). pp. 145-150. ISSN 09739122

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Dentinal translucency is an established histological parameter for age estimation. Thickness of a ground section is a confounding agent for translucency assessment. The aim of the present study was to assess the interaction of thickness with predictive ability of translucency area/length/grey value for age. Ground sections were prepared of 50 extracted teeth (of known age/gender), thickness was measured, and the scanned image was assessed for area/length of translucency using image-J-v1.50. Simple linear regression analysis was used to correlate age with translucency parameters with thickness as an interaction variable. Translucency length was a better predictor of age than area. The equation with translucency length, average thickness and mean grey value was seen to have the best correlation with age (r =0.708, SEE = 13.346 years). Age estimation using dentinal translucency is feasible and is unaffected by size of the tooth but is influenced by the thickness of the ground section.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: dentinal translucency, mean grey value, age estimation, ground section, area of translucency
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Dental Materials
Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Oral Pathology
Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Periodontics
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2020 11:26
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2020 11:26

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