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

Hung Huey Tsai, Kuo Ting Sun

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309-314
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2004
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Dentistry(all)

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