World Variation of Tooth Size

  • Sigmar Schnutenhaus
  • Friedrich W. Rösing


During the many lively decades of odontology the size of teeth has been measured very often, thus creating the opportunity to develop a taxonomy. This is the objective of the present contribution: the collection of literature data for a differential and hierarchical assessment of affinities between human groups in time and space. Taxonomies allow the possibility to infer ancient migrations, adaptations, chance genetic fluctuations, and other population genetic processes which lead to racial, regional, and local differentiation.


Permanent Tooth Permanent Dentition Tooth Size Dental Morphology Deciduous Dentition 
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