Volume 31, Issue 3 (July 1986)

    Correlation of Age and Incremental Lines in the Cementum of Human Teeth

    (Received 5 September 1985; accepted 19 November 1985)

    Published Online: July


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    It has been long recognized that cementum thickness increases with age. Much literature has recently been devoted to utilizing incremental lines in cementum as an aging criterion in animals, but only one study has been done suggesting this technique in humans. Thirty-one teeth of known age were histologically stained and sectioned to observe incremental lines. Direct predictions of age based on these lines underestimated the age of older specimens. However, there was a correlation between number of lines and age, and with a large enough specimen size, a computer-generated formula for age prediction may be possible.

    Author Information:

    Paunovich, E
    Major, USAF Dental Clinic, Chief, Dental Radiology, McDill AFB, FL

    Lipsinic, FE
    Lieutenant colonel, USAF, DC; chief, Professional Services, Randolph AFB Dental Clinic, TX

    Houston, GD
    Major, USAF Dental Clinic, Chairman, Department of Oral Pathology, Keesler AFB, MS

    Robison, SF
    Lieutenant colonel, USAF Dental Clinic, Chief, Restorative Dentistry, WHMC/SGOG, Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX

    Stock #: JFS11106J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11106J

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    Title Correlation of Age and Incremental Lines in the Cementum of Human Teeth
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30