The Dental Arcade Game

Thank you for your interest in taking part in this important study.

By clicking 'Start', you are consenting to be a participant in this University of Huddersfield study, and confirming that you have read the information sheet and consent form, which can be found at: http://dental-arcade.blogspot.co.uk/
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Participant Information

1 The Dental Arcade Game
The Dental Arcade Game is a Citizen Science project about dentition and age. Forensic scientists are often asked to give an idea of someone’s age from their teeth eruption. This is possible, but the data they have to use is not very reliable and is only applicable for a few populations. We are trying to improve this existing data, to make it easier and more accurate to estimate someone’s age from their dentition.
2 Invitation paragraph
We are inviting you (or your child) to participate in a Citizen Science project designed to:
1.      Engage children and young people in forensic science
2.      Help to establish the correlation between dental eruption and age in modern populations
3 Why are we doing this research?
This research is being carried out in order to provide more up-to-date and accurate reference data of the relationship between age and dental eruption. This data will be used to more accurately estimate the age of unknown human remains in forensic cases, or of living people who have no accurate documentation of their age.
4 What is the medicine/ procedure/research hypothesis that is being tested?
The hypothesis that is being tested is whether different teeth erupt at certain ages, if so it is possible estimate what age a person is based on the teeth that they have.
5 Why have I been invited to take part?
You have been chosen to take place in study as you are under 25 years old and/or have some of your deciduous teeth.
6 Do I have to take part?
No, your involvement in this study is completely voluntary. You may request that your details be withdrawn from the study at any time. You will be asked to sign a consent form after reading this but this will be returned to you if you participate initially and subsequently change your mind about participating.
7 What will happen to me if I take part?
You are only expected to complete the questionnaire which should take around 20 minutes. Your data will be recorded anonymously, and kept in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. The data will be analysed statistically to determine the correlation between age and dental eruption.
8 What will I be asked to do?
All that is required of you during the data collection is to complete the questionnaire on dental eruption as accurately as possible.
9 What will happen to my data?
All data that is collected will be kept anonymous during and after the study has been completed with only myself and my supervisor having access to the data. The data may be stored for up to 2 years after the completion of the study, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, but if you wish to have your data removed at any time you may without giving a reason.
10 What will happen to the results of the research study?
Once the results are collated and analysed using various statistical methods, there is an intention to publish the results in scientific journals and online. Your data will be completely anonymised, and it will not be possible to identify you from the publication.
11 Who is organising the research?
This research if being carried out by myself (Sam Elsworth) as my final your dissertation project for my Forensic and Analytical Science degree and is supervised by Dr Anna Williams, School of Applied Sciences, University of Huddersfield. The University of Huddersfield has authorised this research.
12 What are the possible disadvantages of taking part?
Due to the nature of the study there will not be anything painful or uncomfortable taking place. We will simply be looking at your teeth and recording whether they have erupted on not.
13 What are the possible benefits of taking part?
This study will provide up-to-date modern reference data to add to existing data about dental eruption that is currently used to estimate the age of unknown human remains in forensic cases or after disaster, or living people without accurate documentation stating their age. It will contribute to the body of knowledge that scientists use to estimate age. It is also a fun Citizen Science project to be part of.
14 Contact details
Researcher – Sam Elsworth – u1457634@unimail.hud.ac.uk
Supervisor - Dr Anna Williams – a.williams@hud.ac.uk

 
What is your sex?


 
If you answered "Other" to the previous question please specify your ethnicity here

 
If you have only Deciduous/Milk teeth please answer questions 7 to 26 only.

If you have only permanent teeth please answer questions 27 to 58 only.

If you have a mix of both deciduous and permanent please answer all questions.

Instructions For this questionnaire you will need a mirror. Look at your teeth in the mirror and locate your upper two front teeth. Start with your left and work your way left and backwards from your upper left central incisor to the back of your mouth.

If you have supernumary teeth (extra teeth) there is a space on question 57 to add where and how many extra teeth you have.

Repeat with the upper right-hand side, lower left-hand side and lower right-hand side until you have catalogued your whole mouth.

 
Do you have your deciduous/milk Upper Left Central Incisor?


 
Do you have your deciduous/milk Upper Left Lateral Incisor?


 
Do you have your deciduous/milk Upper Left Canine?


 
Do you have your deciduous/milk Upper Left First Molar?


 
Do you have your deciduous/milk Upper Left Second Molar?


 
Do you have your deciduous/milk Upper Right Central Incisor?


 
Do you have your deciduous/milk Upper Right Lateral Incisor?


 
Do you have your deciduous/milk Upper Right Canine?


 
Do you have your deciduous/milk Upper Right First Molar?


 
Do you have your deciduous/milk Upper Right Second Molar?


 
Do you have your deciduous/milk Lower Left Central Incisor?


 
Do you have your deciduous/milk Lower Left Lateral Incisor?


 
Do you have your deciduous/milk Lower Left Canine?


 
Do you have your deciduous/milk Lower Left First Molar?


 
Do you have your deciduous/milk Lower Left Second Molar?


 
Do you have your deciduous/milk Lower Right Central Incisor?


 
Do you have your deciduous/milk Lower Right Lateral Incisor?


 
Do you have your deciduous/milk Lower Right Canine?


 
Do you have your deciduous/milk Lower Right First Molar?


 
Do you have your deciduous/milk Lower Right Second Molar?


 
Do you have your permanent/adult Upper Left Central Incisor?


 
Do you have your permanent/adult Upper Left Lateral Incisor?


 
Do you have your permanent/adult Upper Left Canine?


 
Do you have your permanent/adult Upper Left First Premolar?


 
Do you have your permanent/adult Upper Left Second Premolar?


 
Do you have your permanent/adult Upper Left First Molar?


 
Do you have your permanent/adult Upper Left Second Molar?


 
Do you have your permanent/adult Upper Left Wisdom Tooth?


 
Do you have your permanent/adult Upper Right Central Incisor?


 
Do you have your permanent/adult Upper Right Lateral Incisor?


 
Do you have your permanent/adult Upper Right Canine?


 
Do you have your permanent/adult Upper Right First Premolar?


 
Do you have your permanent/adult Upper Right Second Premolar?


 
Do you have your permanent/adult Upper Right First Molar?


 
Do you have your permanent/adult Upper Right Second Molar?


 
Do you have your permanent/adult Upper Right Wisdom Tooth?


 
Do you have your permanent/adult Lower Left Central Incisor?


 
Do you have your permanent/adult Lower Left Lateral Incisor?


 
Do you have your permanent/adult Lower Left Canine?


 
Do you have your permanent/adult Lower Left First Premolar?


 
Do you have your permanent/adult Lower Left Second Premolar?


 
Do you have your permanent/adult Lower Left First Molar?


 
Do you have your permanent/adult Lower Left Second Molar?


 
Do you have your permanent/adult Lower Left Wisdom Tooth?


 
Do you have your permanent/adult Lower Right Central Incisor?


 
Do you have your permanent/adult Lower Right Lateral Incisor?


 
Do you have your permanent/adult Lower Right Canine?


 
Do you have your permanent/adult Lower Right First Premolar?


 
Do you have your permanent/adult Lower Right Second Premolar?


 
Do you have your permanent/adult Lower Right First Molar?


 
Do you have your permanent/adult Lower Right Second Molar?


 
Do you have your permanent/adult Lower Right Wisdom Tooth?


 
Any other comments? (supernumerary teeth/extra teeth etc)

Thank you very much for taking part.

Your data will be kept anonymous, but will contribute to improving our age estimation techniques.

Please share this questionnaire through social media, and help us get as many participants as possible!

Thank you again.

A Certificate is available to download with the link below

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1d7ZrRppgBzUIxRHh4xuqX16WEnD6TYAf8NvO18QFjoE/edit?usp=sharing
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