Developmental biology and building a tooth.

  title={Developmental biology and building a tooth.},
  author={Irma Thesleff},
  journal={Quintessence international},
  volume={34 8},
During the last 15 years, we have started to understand tooth development at the gene level. The list of genes known to regulate the position, shape, or number of teeth is lengthening rapidly. Interestingly, so far all these genes have important functions in the mediation of cell communication, which is generally considered the most important mechanism… CONTINUE READING