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Growth changes of general and dental health status in Taiwanese children from mixed to early permanent dentition

  • Hung-Huey Tsai1,*,
  • Kuo-Ting Sun2,*,

1Department of Pedodontics, School of Dentistry China Medical College, China Medical College, No. 91 Hsueh Shih Road, Taichung 404, Taiwan, R.O.C

2Department of Pediatric Dentistry, China Medical College Hospital, No. 2 Yuh-Der Road, Taichung 404, Taiwan, R.O.C.

DOI: 10.17796/jcpd.28.4.15n84q7v74755622 Vol.28,Issue 4,October 2004 pp.311-314

Published: 01 October 2004

*Corresponding Author(s): Hung-Huey Tsai E-mail:
*Corresponding Author(s): Kuo-Ting Sun E-mail:


For this study, the general and dental health status of 463 Taiwanese children aged 9 to 12 years was

evaluated. There were statistically significant increases in all measurements from Hellman’s dental

developmental stages IIIA to IVA except for the maximum mandibular protrusive, right lateral, and

left lateral movements. Maximum bite forces had diminished in stage IIIB. Boys had larger maximum

bite forces and hand-grip forces than did girls after stage IIIC. The proportion of subjects with TMD

signs or symptoms increased to 60% by stage IVA.

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Hung-Huey Tsai,Kuo-Ting Sun. Growth changes of general and dental health status in Taiwanese children from mixed to early permanent dentition. Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry. 2004. 28(4);311-314.


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