JOURNAL OF SHANGHAI JIAOTONG UNIVERSITY (MEDICAL SCIENCE) ›› 2020, Vol. 40 ›› Issue (11): 1540-1543.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1674-8115.2020.11.019

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Research progress of age estimation based on different developmental stages of teeth

SHEN Shi-hui, TAO Jiang   

  1. Department of General Dentistry, Shanghai Ninth People's Hospital, College of Stomatology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine; National Clinical Research Center for Oral Diseases; Shanghai Key Laboratory of Stomatology & Shanghai Research Institute of Stomatology, Shanghai 200011, China
  • Online:2020-11-28 Published:2021-01-13
  • Supported by:
    Medical Engineering Cross Foundation of Shanghai Jiao Tong University (YG2019ZDA07).

Abstract: Age estimation plays an important role in many fields, such as forensic science and sports medicine. Compared with skeletal maturity, the development of teeth is less affected by the environment, and dental age is related to the development and mineralization of different growth stages. Therefore, the dental age is crucial for individual’s age estimation. The paper reviews several methods of dental age estimation, such as those of morphology, biochemistry and radiology, as well as the application, and reviews scope and limitations of the methods.

Key words: dental age, age estimation, forensic science

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