Bibliography Critiques – Akpata ES. J Molar tooth attrition … … Nigerian 1975:3:132-135.

Akpata ES. Molar tooth attrition in a selected group of Nigerians. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology. 1975:3:132-135. doi: 10.1111/j1600-0528.1975.tb00294

This paper is one of the best ever published on the subject of Attrition (the modern term for this is Tooth Surface Loss) as it logically relates to a carefully thought out scheme of quantifying Attrition and its relation to Chronological Age (CA).

It enables the investigator to carry out a an Age Estimation using Attrition as a contributory variable.  This can then be combined with DAE to improve the reliability of a Dental Age Estimate. 

The thrust of this aspect of DAE is towards the 16 year and above age span. [ DAE How to Do It ]