Application of Kvaal's Technique of Age Estimation on Digital Panoramic RadiographsRupa Chandramala1, Ridhima Sharma2*, Mubeen Khan3 and Anurag Srivastava4
- *Corresponding Author:
- Ridhima Sharma MDS
Oral Medicine and Radiology
Ex-Assistant Professor-Government Dental College and Hospital, Jaipur, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date : July 24, 2012; Accepted date : September 17, 2012; Published date : September 19, 2012
Citation: Chandramala R, Sharma R, Khan M, Srivastava A (2012) Application of Kvaal’s Technique of Age Estimation on Digital Panoramic Radiographs. Dentistry 2:142. doi:10.4172/2161-1122.1000142
Copyright: © 2012 Chandramala R, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Different types of radiographs of dental structures undoubtedly offer a least destructive approach to age estimation of individuals, but most of these methods are based on the calcification stages of the developing teeth. Very limited studies have been carried out in India using Kvaal’s technique based on pulp changes on radiographs as a tool for age estimation. Further, only few studies have been reported so far, applying Kvaal’s technique on orthopantomograph. The present study has been carried out using Kvaal’s technique of age estimation from dental pulp size on digital orthopantomograph of Indian population.