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NCJ Number: 235808 Find in a Library
Title: Is the Assessment of Dental Age by the Nolla Method Valid for Eastern Turkish Children?
Journal: Journal of Forensic Sciences  Volume:56  Issue:4  Dated:July 2011  Pages:1025-1028
Author(s): Ozkan Miloglu, D.D.S., Ph.D.; Mevlut Celikoglu, D.D.S., Ph.D.; Asim Dane, D.D.S.; Kenan Cantekin, D.D.S.; Ahmet Berhan Yilmaz, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Date Published: July 2011
Page Count: 4
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The aim of this study was to investigate whether or not the Nolla method is appropriate for Turkish children for the determination of the dental age (DA).
Abstract: A group of 719 children between the ages of 6 and 18 years were included in the study. DAs from orthopantograms by the Nolla method were estimated. The results obtained were compared with chronologic age (CA). Paired t and the Wilcoxon tests were performed. Both genders were underestimated in dental maturity when compared with the reference samples in total (-0.3 years) (p less than 0.01). The differences in girls were statistically significant in total and in all groups except for 7–7.9. The differences in boys between the CAs and DAs were not statistically significant in total and in all groups except for 7–7.9 and 8–8.9. Although the accuracy of this method was suitable for boys, according to our findings, it was not suitable for girls. (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Age determination; Dental analysis; Foreign criminal justice research; Forensic sciences; Gender issues; Investigative techniques; Juveniles; Turkey; Victim identification
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