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Skull, Jaw, and Teeth Growth Patterns

  • Patrick G. Sullivan

Abstract

The growth of the human skull has been recorded in many ways over the centuries, ranging from the drawings found in the tombs of ancient Egypt to the computer-drawn plots of modern times. Although both the advent of radiography and the data-processing power of computer technology have permitted a much improved understanding of the over-all patterns of skull growth, the stimuli and control mechanisms which govern the growth of an individual are still subject to debate and controversy.

Keywords

Facial Growth Endochondral Ossification Cranial Base Dental Arch Cranial Vault 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Patrick G. Sullivan
    • 1
  1. 1.London Hospital Medical CollegeDental SchoolLondonEngland

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