Sex- and Age-related Differences in Primary and Secondary Dentin Formation

  title={Sex- and Age-related Differences in Primary and Secondary Dentin Formation},
  author={Uri Zilberman and P. Smith},
  journal={Advances in Dental Research},
  pages={42 - 45}
Clinical studies carried out on dentin thickness in adults, as well as experimental studies carried out on ovariectomized animals, indicate that odontoblast activity, like that of osteoblastic cells, differs in the two sexes. To examine the evidence for differences in odontoblast activity before puberty, we have measured dentin thickness and other crown dimensions from bite-wing radiographs of the lower first molars in 240 children aged 4-16 years. The radiographs were obtained from pedodontic… 

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