Illustrated Pediatric Dentistry - Part 1

Craniofacial Growth and Development in Children

Author(s): Arun M. Xavier*, H. Sharath Chandra and M. Vijay

Pp: 192-221 (30)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815051483122010014

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


Human growth, development, and maturation are multifaceted processes that involve different aspects, including biological, physical, social, and intellectual aspects. Between conception and maturity, the size and complexity of the human body change dramatically. A multitude of changes in sensory, cognitive, and motor coordination are also associated with the development of an individual from infancy to adolescence and are related to brain growth and maturation. All the different facets of development are, however, interrelated. This chapter summarizes the various concepts, principles, theories, factors affecting growth and the parameters used to measure and assess maturity from time to time.

Keywords: Craniofacial Growth, Growth theories, Growth maturity, Growth assessment, Human Development.

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