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Skeletal maturation analysis by morphological evaluation of the cervical vertebrae

  • Eduardo César Almada Santos1,*,
  • Francisco Antônio Bertoz1
  • Flávia de Moraes Arantes2
  • Patrícia Maria Pizzo Reis3
  • André Pinheiro de Magalhães Bertoz3

1Orthodontics Discipline in Social and Children Department, Araçatuba Dental School, UNESP

2Orthodontics Discipline in Social and Children Department, Araçatuba Dental School, UNESP

3Dentistry, Orthodontic area of Araçatuba Dental School, UNESP

DOI: 10.17796/jcpd.30.3.f53857h02n3t1022 Vol.30,Issue 3,May 2006 pp.265-272

Published: 01 May 2006

*Corresponding Author(s): Eduardo César Almada Santos E-mail:


The determination of skeletal maturation by morphological evaluation of the cervical vertebrae was evaluated in a 100 cephalograms. The analysis showed that this method was reproducible for assess-ing the individual’s growth curve.

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Eduardo César Almada Santos,Francisco Antônio Bertoz,Flávia de Moraes Arantes,Patrícia Maria Pizzo Reis,André Pinheiro de Magalhães Bertoz. Skeletal maturation analysis by morphological evaluation of the cervical vertebrae. Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry. 2006. 30(3);265-272.


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