Background: The aim of the study was to correlate the radiologic development status of third molars with that of chronologic age specifically among individuals belonging to Dakshina Kannada and Udupi district in the age group of 16-22 years. Method: A total of 152 orthopantomograms (OPG) were evaluated to assess the development status and scored using the evaluation method suggested my Gleiser and Hunt. Intra-and Inter-observer reliability was evaluated using the k statistics. Statistical test used were multiple regression analysis and Pearson correlation coefficients. Results and Conclusion: The formula to determine chronological age among females is Age= 13.416 + (-0.873 Upper Right (UR)) + 0.803 Upper left (UL) + 0.536 Lower left ( LL) + 0.362 Lower Right (LR) with standard deviation of 1.61, and for males is Age = 12.766 (-0.187 UR) + 0.748 UL + 0.873 LL + (-0.541 LR) with SD of 1.57.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)252-256
Number of pages5
JournalIndian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01-10-2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Toxicology
  • Law
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis


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