The Validity of Bitewing Radiographs for the Dental Identification of Children

    Volume 40, Issue 6 (November 1995)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 3


    McKay, AE
    Dental Student, Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Western Ontario,

    MacLean, DF
    Assistant Professor, Division of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Western Ontario,

    Kogon, SL
    Professor and Chairman, Division of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario

    (Received 21 February 1995; accepted 13 March 1995)

    Abstract

    Visual comparison of antemortem and postmortem bitewing radiographs of children and adolescents were made by observers with a range of experience using an established protocol. There was no statistically significant difference between the sensitivity, specificity and accuracy of the test results between children (6–9 years) and adolescents (8–11 years). The average sensitivity, specificity and accuracy of the pooled results for children was marginally less than for adults, but the difference was not statistically significant.


    Paper ID: JFS13875J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13875J

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