Accession Number : AD0717845

Title :   Panoramic Radiographic Survey of Embedded Third Molars of Basic Airman.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Feb-Aug 70,

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : Morris,Charles R. ; Jerman,Albert C.

Report Date : NOV 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : A study of embedded third molars on 5,600 USAF recruits between the ages of 17 and 24 years was accomplished utilizing panoramic radiographs. The average age of the subjects was 19.5 years. Particular emphasis was given to the location, angulation and abnormal pericoronal radiolucencies. The study indicates that 65.6% of the 19.5-year-old males in the United States have from one to four embedded third molars equally divided in the four quadrants of the dental arches. In individuals of the age studied, an incidence of 43.6 follicular cysts to every 1,000 embedded third molars is suggested. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TEETH, X RAY PHOTOGRAPHY), AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, STATISTICAL DATA, MALES, MEASUREMENT

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE