E. C. Stillman

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In a recent study, the ideas of Procrustes analysis were introduced to the study of tooth shape for teeth represented as configurations of 'landmarks' from digital images. This study aimed to establish how well the method could be expected to perform (in its standard form) when used on surfaces from a variety of tooth types and, in particular, how much(More)
Accurate quantification of variation in tooth shape is important in studies of dental development, which typically have involved measuring distances between subjectively identified landmarks, key points of correspondence on teeth. An established statistical framework now exists for the analysis of shape when objects are represented as configurations of(More)
Many practical experiments on mixtures (where the components sum to one) include additional lower or upper bounds on components, or on linear combinations of them. Usually theory cannot be used to obtain a good design, and algorithmic methods are necessary. Some of the available methods are discussed. Their performance is evaluated on some examples, and the(More)
OBJECTIVE Identifying the patterning of congenitally absent teeth will contribute to understanding the aetiology of hypodontia. The aim of this study was to investigate patterns of hypodontia in a group of young adults in Sheffield, UK involving specific tooth types, gender differences and maxilla:mandible and left:right correlations. METHODS The patients(More)
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