Evaluation of Three Different Regression Equations Based Mixed Dentition Analysis in Children of Moradabad City, India

Akash Bhatnagar, Seema Chaudhary, Ashish Amit Sinha


Objective: To assess the accuracy and applicability of three regression equations based mixed dentition analysis in children of Moradabad city, India. Material and Methods: Actual mesiodistal width of maxillary and madibular incisors, canines and premolars of 100 children (50 male and 50 female) aged 11-14 years were measured on dental cast with electronic digital vernier caliper. The analysis of Tanaka- Johnston, Ling-Wong and Jaroontham-Godfrey regression equations were tested on the dental casts. All analyses were performed on SPSS software. Data were summarized as Mean ± standard deviation (SD) paired observations were compared by paired t-test (two-tailed test) while independent groups were compared by independent Student’s t-test. The level of significance was at P < 0.001. Results: The analysis of Tanaka-Johnston, Ling-Wong, Jaroontham-Godfrey regression equations tended to overestimate the mesiodistal width of the canines and premolars with the actual measured values. Conclusion: All the three regression equations based mixed dentition overestimated the mesiodistal width of canines and premolars in Moradabad population.


Dentition, Mixed; Child; Regression Analysis

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