Age determination from central incisors of fetuses and infants

Sema A. P., Nergis C., Rukiye D., Murat Y.

FORENSIC SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL, vol.184, pp.15-20, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 184
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2008.11.005
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.15-20
  • Keywords: Forensic odontology, Dental age determination, Fetal teeth, Deciduous dentition, Central incisor measurement, TOOTH LENGTH, PHASE METHOD, STERNAL RIB, DENTITION, TEETH
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Age at time of death for a fetus or infant is an important issue in the field of forensic science. Dental development can give an accurate measure of infant and fetal age and current literature does not include ally Studies of dental age from central incisor development. The objective of this study is to determine the age of deceased fetuses and infants by examining metric tooth development of central incisors in deceased fetuses and infants.