Developmental patterns of human dental morphological traits.

@article{Saunders1982DevelopmentalPO,
  title={Developmental patterns of human dental morphological traits.},
  author={Shelley R. Saunders and John T Mayhall},
  journal={Archives of oral biology},
  year={1982},
  volume={27 1},
  pages={45-9}
}
A longitudinal series of casts of the deciduous and permanent dentitions of 827 children from Burlington Growth Centre study was examined for 5 traits: shovel-shape of the incisors, cusp six, cusp seven and protostylid of the mandibular molars, and Carabelli trait of the maxillary molars. The changing trait frequencies found support the concept of morphogenetic gradients of expression for non-metric traits from deciduous to permanent teeth. Tests of association showed that if shovelling was… CONTINUE READING

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