Radiographic Assessment of Growth and Development and/or Assessment of Dental/Skeletal Relationships

During various stages of life, assessment of patient growth and development and/or assessment of dental or skeletal relationships may be indicated. This could include eruption patterns of primary or permanent teeth or skeletal relationships to correct malocclusion. Table 5 summarizes the recommendations outlined for new or recall child, adolescent and adult dentate or partially edentulous patients in this category.

Table 5. Radiographic Examination of New or Recall Patients to Monitor Growth and Development or to Assess Dental or Skeletal Relationships.1
New or Recall Patient Recommendations to Monitor Growth and Development or to Assess Dental or Skeletal Relationships
New or Recall Patients Child with Primary Dentition Child with Mixed Dentition Adolescent with Permanent Dentition Adult Dentate Partially Dentate Adult Edentulous
To Monitor Growth & Development or to Assess Dental or Skeletal Relationships Clinical judgment for need & type of images for assessment type Clinical judgment for need & type of images for assessment type Clinical judgment for need & type of images for assessment type

Panoramic or periapicals for 3rd molars
Usually not indicated Usually not indicated