Third Molar Polymorphism and Its Significance to Dental Genetics.

  title={Third Molar Polymorphism and Its Significance to Dental Genetics.},
  author={Stanley M. Garn and A B Lewis and J H Vicinus},
  journal={Journal of dental research},
In the now broad field of human dental genetics, variations in the number of permanent teeth have attracted repeated attention. Indeed, of articles dealing with population frequencies, pedigree analysis, or estimates of hereditability, the greatest number have been concerned with missing or supernumerary teeth.'-4 It is not difficult to understand why such tooth number polymorphisms have preempted genetic attention. Missing teeth or supernumerary teeth command notice, for they are evident even… CONTINUE READING