Aim: This study aims to determine the levels of serum calcium in different stages of puberty and to assess skeletal maturity in subjects. Purpose of this study is to evaluate the level of serum calcium increases during adolescence. Materials and Methods: One hundred twenty patients were selected for the study and were divided into three groups. These groups were of age 8 – 10 yrs, 11 – 12 yrs and 13 – 15 yrs. Blood investigation for serum calcium estimation was performed along with Hand–Wrist Radiograph, Lateral cephalogram, OPG. Results: Statistically significant differences (p < 0.05) were found between serum calcium, Dental calcification and skeletal age in the studied sample. Serum Calcium Level observed in Group A, Sub-Group III (13-15 years) was recorded higher than Group B. Conclusion: A statistically significant positive correlation was found between all the groups. It suggested that serum calcium is a biological marker in assessing and identifying growth status of an individual.
Key words: Growth pattern, orthodontics, serum calcium.