Estudio radiográfico do desenvolvimento da dentição permanente de crianças brasileiras com idade cronológica variando entre 84 e 131 meses.
Alternative titleRadiographic study of the development of the permanent dentition of Brazilian children with a chronological age of 84 and 131 months
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With the help of orthopantomograms we analyse the tooth development beside body weight and height from Brazilian healthy boys and girls. So, their dental age were compared to their chronological age. The results of this investigation, according to the methodology employed, indicated that: 1. girls showed accelerated formation of permanent teeth and mean values of dental age higher than boys; 2. the mean values of dental age in girls were higher than their chronological age in all groups; 3. the teeth development stages were appropriate in assessment of the degree of physiological maturity of a growing child.