Functional dental occlusion: an anthropological perspective and implications for practice.

@article{Kaidonis2014FunctionalDO,
  title={Functional dental occlusion: an anthropological perspective and implications for practice.},
  author={John A. Kaidonis and S Ranjitkar and Dimitrios Lekkas and Alan Henry Brook and G C Townsend},
  journal={Australian dental journal},
  year={2014},
  volume={59 Suppl 1},
  pages={
          162-73
        }
}
Physiologic changes occur in dental occlusion throughout life, resulting from the interplay between functional demands and reciprocating adaptive responses. These changes have been reported in the anthropological literature and they reflect evolutionary changes in the human stomatognathic system during the Paleolithic, hunter-gatherer period. Specific occlusal changes occur in response to different environments, leading to extensive variation within and between extinct and extant human… CONTINUE READING
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