The Dryopithecus Pattern. Answering the question, "whose tooth is it, anyway"?

J. Kazimiroff

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Abstract

When dentists restore a five-cusped lower molar, carving into the amalgam or wax, they recapitulate eons of evolution. As students, dentists are taught to create the particular arrangement of grooves that we call the Dryopithecus Pattern. The configuration, made up of five cusps, forms the basic occlusal pattern of the modern and ancient lower molar in Homo sapiens.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)38-41
Number of pages4
JournalThe New York state dental journal
Volume60
Issue number8
StatePublished - Oct 1994
Externally publishedYes

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The Dryopithecus Pattern. Answering the question, "whose tooth is it, anyway"? / Kazimiroff, J.

In: The New York state dental journal, Vol. 60, No. 8, 10.1994, p. 38-41.

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