Teeth can also be used to predict bone age (Fig. 13.7(a,b). They are sometimes called the 'poor man's bone age'because X-rays are not necessary. They can be used to predict bone age, however, they are not nearly as reliable as X-ray studies. Because tooth development starts in utero it also may reflect and date prenatal influences on shape, coloration, and enamel formation.

Ossification or molars in the jaw seen on X-ray can be used to predict bone maturation and gestational age as well. The first deciduous molar ossification can be seen at 32 weeks gestation. The second deciduous molar ossification occurs at 35 weeks gestation.

Fig. 13.7(a) Dental development: Primary or deciduous teeth

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