Due to the possible risk of age manipulation in 16-21 year-old individuals, particularly in cases of human trafficking, accurate methods of exact age estimation are essential. This study aimed to test the accuracy of the tooth coronal index (TCI)-Benindra formula method, which is based on the mandibular first premolar, and to compare it with other methods, namely, the Al-Qahtani and the Blenkin-Taylor methods. This result found that there were no significant differences (p > 0.05) among the three age estimation methods and that all three methods yielded ages that were close to real age, in age range of 16-21 years. Therefore, the TCI-Benindra formula, the Al-Qahtani, and the Blenkin-Taylor methods may be used for accurate age estimation, specifically in Indonesian population.
|Journal||Journal of Physics: Conference Series|
|Publication status||Published - 7 Sept 2018|
|Event||2nd Physics and Technologies in Medicine and Dentistry Symposium, PTMDS 2018 - Depok, West Java, Indonesia|
Duration: 18 Jul 2018 → 18 Jul 2018