Chapter 10. Age Evaluation and Odontology in the Living

  1. Sue Black2,
  2. Jason Payne-James3 and
  3. Anil Aggrawal4
  1. Jane Taylor and
  2. Matthew Blenkin

Published Online: 30 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470669785.ch10

Age Estimation in the Living

Age Estimation in the Living

How to Cite

Taylor, J. and Blenkin, M. (2010) Age Evaluation and Odontology in the Living, in Age Estimation in the Living (eds S. Black, J. Payne-James and A. Aggrawal), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470669785.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Dundee, UK

  2. 3

    London, UK

  3. 4

    New Delhi, India

Author Information

  1. School of Health Sciences, University of Newcastle, Australia, Health Precinct, Ourimbah, NSW 2258, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 8 OCT 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470519677

Online ISBN: 9780470669785



  • age evaluation and odontology in the living;
  • dental tissue examination - method for estimating age of individual;
  • dental development, accurate and reliable ways - correlating growth and development;
  • techniques of dental age estimation;
  • accuracy of method, estimated age proximity - to chronological age;
  • sub-adult dentition;
  • destructive techniques, individual with informed consent - sacrificing a tooth as part of age assessment process;
  • Gustafson method, and observation - six different dental criteria, and age-related changes in life;
  • dental age estimation technique choice - depending on individual circumstances


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Overview of the Development of the Dentition

  • Techniques of Dental Age Estimation

  • The Sub-adult Dentition

  • The Adult Dentition

  • Summary

  • References