Molar cusp pattern of human low molars. Literature review

  • Freddy Moreno Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. Cali, Colombia; Universidad del Valle. Cali, Colombia.
  • Sandra Moreno Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. Cali, Colombia; Universidad del Valle. Cali, Colombia.

Abstract

The molar cusp pattern corresponding to
the shape as the main cusps of the lower
molars converge toward the central fossa
while being separated by transverse and
center development grooves. Given the
importance of this non-metric dental traits
and the lack of it by most dentists, a review
of the literature is presented to define and
classify the cusp pattern, while stressing its
importance in anthropological and forensic
contexts.

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Abstract

The molar cusp pattern corresponding to
the shape as the main cusps of the lower
molars converge toward the central fossa
while being separated by transverse and
center development grooves. Given the
importance of this non-metric dental traits
and the lack of it by most dentists, a review
of the literature is presented to define and
classify the cusp pattern, while stressing its
importance in anthropological and forensic
contexts.

Author Biographies

Freddy Moreno, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. Cali, Colombia; Universidad del Valle. Cali, Colombia.

Odontólogo, Magíster en Ciencias Biomédicas, Profesor Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud; Profesor Escuela de Odontología

Sandra Moreno, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. Cali, Colombia; Universidad del Valle. Cali, Colombia.

Odontólogo, Magíster en Ciencias Biomédicas, Profesor Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud; Profesor Escuela de Odontología

Published
2017-09-30
How to Cite
MORENO, Freddy; MORENO, Sandra. Molar cusp pattern of human low molars. Literature review. Revista Estomatología, [S.l.], v. 24, n. 2, sep. 2017. ISSN 2248-7220. Available at: <http://revistas.univalle.edu.co/index.php/revista_estomatologia/article/view/5800>. Date accessed: 18 sep. 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.25100/re.v24i2.5800.
Section
Narrative Review