- Volume 3 Issue 1
In order to evaluate the normal eruption time of the Korean permanennt teeth, the author had examined the eruption phases of permanent first molars in 778 males and 653 female children aged from 5 to 9-year old and analysed. The eruption was divided into 4 phases; the tip of the crown can be seen, the dull occlusal surface of the crown can be easily seen, the crown is not in contact with its antagonist, and the crown is in contact with its antagonist. The obtained results were as follows : 1. It seemed that percentage of the eruptingand erupted permanent first molar in female by age was higher than that of male. 2. In general, percentage of the erupting and erupted permanent first molar by age was higher than that of upper first molar. 3. In the correlation of age with the eruption phase, the regression equation were "y=0.43x+5.61" on male upper first molar, "y=0.41x+5.60" on male lower first molar, "y=0.44x+5.47" on female upper first molar, and "y=0.38x+5.57" on female lower first molar respectively.n female lower first molar respectively.