ADA technical report on age assessment by dental analysis available for review

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The ADA Standards Committee on Dental Informatics has approved the following document for circulation and comment:

• Proposed ADA Technical Report No. 1077 for Human Age Assessment by Dental Analysis: Forensic dental age assessment is the estimation of an individual's chronologic age through scientific evaluation of the dentition and maxillofacial structures. The goal of this technical report is to provide the best available current information and guidance for estimating age from the human dentition. It includes guidelines on how to obtain forensic dental data and the selection of recommended methodologies to establish accurate assessments of human chronologic age.

The draft technical report is available by calling the ADA at 1-312-440-2500, ext. 2506, or emailing The comment deadline is April 17.

The ADA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute to develop national standards for products and information technology used by the dental profession and consumers. Currently, there are more than 100 national standards, and more are under development.