European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry

, Volume 18, Issue 1, pp 31–37 | Cite as

Accuracy and evaluation of a new regression equation in predicting the width of unerupted permanent canines and premolar teeth

  • A. BhatnagarEmail author
  • A. A. Sinha
  • S. Chaudhary
  • N. Manuja
  • H. Kaur
  • T. R. Chaitra
Original Scientific Article



To assess the applicability of two regression equations based on mixed dentition analysis and to propose and evaluate a new regression equation using the mandibular incisors and first permanent molars as predictors in calculating the size of unerupted permanent canines and premolar teeth in school children.


Dental study casts of 100 children (50 males and 50 females) aged 11–14 years from schools situated in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India were used. The analysis of Tanaka Johnston, Bernabe Flores-Mir and the proposed equation were tested on the casts.


The analysis of Tanaka Johnston and Bernabe Flores-Mir tended to overestimate the mesio-distal width of the canines and premolars. The proposed equation also overestimated but the mean difference showed a closer approximation with the actual measured values compared to the other two equations.


Validating studies with a similar population must be conducted to confirm the applicability and precision of the proposed equation.


Dental study cast Mixed dentition analysis Mesio-distal width New regression equation Children 


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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Research involving human participants and/or animals

All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards. This article does not contain any studies with animals performed by any of the authors.

Informed consent

Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Bhatnagar
    • 1
    Email author
  • A. A. Sinha
    • 1
  • S. Chaudhary
    • 1
  • N. Manuja
    • 1
  • H. Kaur
    • 1
  • T. R. Chaitra
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Paedodontics and Preventive DentistryKothiwal Dental College and Research CentreMoradabadIndia

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