The Relationship Between Dental and Somatic Development in Puberty

  • U. Hägg
  • J. Taranger


A comparison of dental development with other indicators of somatic development has shown a weak and, in general, not statistically significant relationship (Demirjian, 1978). However, previous studies based on small non-random samples have only comprised data for a certain tooth or teeth and a limited number of other maturity indicators.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. Bjärk, A., and Helm, S., 1967, Prediction of the age of maximum pubertal growth in body height, Angle Orthodont, 37: 134.Google Scholar
  2. Demirjian, A., 1978, Dentition, in: ‘Human Growth 2’, F. Falkner and J.M. Tanner, ed., Baillière Tindall, London.Google Scholar
  3. Filipsson, R., and Hall, K., 1976, Correlation between dental maturity, height development and sexual maturation in normal girls, Ann. Hum. Biol., 3: 205.Google Scholar
  4. Garn, S.M., Lewis, A.B., and Kerewsky, R.S., 1965, Genetic, nutritional, and maturational correlates of dental development, J. Dent. Res., 44: 228.Google Scholar
  5. Hâgg, U., 1980, The pubertal growth spurt and maturity indicators of dental,skeletal and pubertal development, Dissertation, Maim.Google Scholar
  6. Flagg, U., and Taranger, J., 1982, Maturity indicators and the puber- tal growth spurt, Am. J. Orthod. Accepted for publication.Google Scholar
  7. Karlberg, P., Taranger, J., Engström, I., Karlberg, J., Landsträm, T.,Lichtenstein, H., Lindstr3m, B., and Svennberg-Redegren, 1.,1976, Physical growth from birth to 16 years and longitudinal outcome of the study during the same age period. Acta Paediatr, Scand., suppl. 258.Google Scholar
  8. Meredith H.V., 1959, Relation between the eruption of selected man-dibular permanent teeth and the circumpubertal acceleration in stature, J. Dent. Child., 26: 75.Google Scholar
  9. Nanda, R.S., 1960, Eruption of human teeth, Am. J. Orthod., 46: 363.Google Scholar
  10. Tanner, J.M., 1962, Growth at adolescence, 2nd ed., Blackwell, Oxford.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • U. Hägg
    • 1
  • J. Taranger
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of OrthodonticsFaculty ox OdontologyMalmöSweden
  2. 2.Department of Pediatrics IUniversity of GöteborgSweden

Personalised recommendations