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Comparison of dental maturation in Hong Kong Chinese and United Kingdom Caucasians populations

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J. Jayaraman, G.J. Roberts

Original languageEnglish
JournalForensic Science International
Early online date15 Sep 2018
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 15 Sep 2018


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Understanding dental maturation in ethnically distinct populations is important in forensic age estimations and the presence of population differences in dental maturation was highly debated. No such comparison had been performed between two major populations; Caucasian and Chinese. This study aims to analyse and compare the maturation of permanent teeth from a sample of Caucasians and Chinese populations. Dental panoramic radiographs of subjects aged 2 to 24 years belonging to United Kingdom (UK) Caucasians and Hong Kong (HK) Chinese populations were obtained from a teaching hospital. The teeth were scored and reference datasets were developed separately for males and females. Statistical significance was set at p

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