Variability and patterning in permanent tooth size of four human ethnic groups



Brook, AH, Griffin, RC, Townsend, G, Levisianos, Y, Russell, J and Smith, RN
(2009) Variability and patterning in permanent tooth size of four human ethnic groups. Archives of Oral Biology, 54 (Supple). S79-S85.

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Abstract

Aims: Dental dimensions vary between different ethnic groups, providing insights into the factors controlling human dental development. This paper compares permanent mesiodistal crown diameters between four ethnic groups, highlighting patterns of tooth size between these groups and considers the findings in relation to genetic and environmental influences. Methods and Results: Mesiodistal crown dimensions were recorded using standardised manual measurements on dental casts derived from four different human populations: Southern Chinese; North Americans of European ancestry; Modern British of European ancestry and Romano-British. Analyses based on double determinations showed that measurements in all study samples were reliable to an accuracy of 0.1mm. The Southern Chinese sample was found to have the largest teeth overall, whereas the Romano-British sample generally displayed the smallest mesio-distal crown dimensions (p

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Issue: December 2009. Available online 14 January 2009.
Uncontrolled Keywords: tooth size patterns, genetic and environmental factors
Subjects: ?? RK ??
Divisions: Faculty of Health and Life Sciences > Institute of Life Courses and Medical Sciences > School of Dentistry
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2009 09:18
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2022 04:33
DOI: 10.1016/j.archoralbio.2008.12.003
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/1023