Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Table of Contents - Year : 2017 | Month : May | Volume : 11 | Issue : 5 | Page : ZC13 - ZC16

Correlation between Maxillary Canine Calcification and Skeletal Maturation ZC13-ZC16

Sushil Kumar, Abhishek Singha Roy, Ankit Garg, Saeed Bin Hamid, Sumit Tyagi, Atish Kumar

Dr. Sushil Kumar,
150/21, Panchsheel Colony, Sonepat-131001, Haryana, India.

Introduction: Skeletal maturation assessment has a great role in many health professions especially in Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics. Functional appliances have proved to be more effective when used at the peak of mandibular growth, rather than before.

Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate whether the calcification stages of permanent maxillary canine are useful to assess skeletal maturity.

Materials and Methods: In this cross-sectional study, samples were derived from panoramic radiographs and lateral cephalograms of 300 subjects (137 males and 163 females) with their age ranging from 9 to 18 years. Dental maturity {Demirjian Index (DI)} and skeletal maturity {Cervical Stages (CS)} were assessed from radiographs. The Pearson chi-square test (?2) and Sakoda adjusted Pearson contingency coefficient (C*) were calculated to determine the correlation between DI and CS.

Results: A highly significant association (C* = 0.851, p<.001for males and 0.879, p<.001 for females) was found between DI and CS. DI stage E coincided with CS2 (pre-peak of pubertal growth spurt) & DI stage F coincided with CS3 (peak of pubertal growth spurt) for all the subjects. DI stage H corresponded to CS5 and CS6 (end of peak of pubertal growth spurt).

Conclusion: A highly significant association was found between DI and CS. Maxillary canine DI stages could be useful to assess skeletal maturity.