Predicting age in the age group of 16-21 years using tooth-coronal index-Benindra method: A comparison with Kvaal and Schour and Massler methods

S. Farahyati, N. Soedarsono, M. Yuniastuti, B. Nehemia

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Abstract

Age estimation is critical for the identification of human trafficking practices or struggles for the rights of legal heirs in justice cases in the age group of 16-21 years. This study aims to test the tooth-coronal index (TCI) by Benindra (TCI-Benindra) method and compare the results to those obtained with Kvaal as well as Schour and Massler methods. TCI-Benindra method was used to estimate age and then compared the results to those obtained with Kvaal as well as Schour and Massler methods. The results obtained with TCI-Benindra method exhibited a significant difference with those obtained with Kvaal method (P < 0.05), but exhibited no significant difference with those obtained with Schour and Massler method (P > 0.05). In conclusion, age estimation using TCI-Benindra and Schour and Massler methods gave results that were closest to the actual age; furthermore, significant differences were observed between TCI-Benindra and Kvaal method in these results.

Original languageEnglish
Article number022013
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume1073
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Sep 2018
Event2nd Physics and Technologies in Medicine and Dentistry Symposium, PTMDS 2018 - Depok, West Java, Indonesia
Duration: 18 Jul 201818 Jul 2018

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