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.


Key words: Dental anthropology, dental morphology, molar cusp pattern, low molars.

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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.


Key words: Dental anthropology, dental morphology, molar cusp pattern, low molars.

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

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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: 11 dec. 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.25100/re.v24i2.5800.
Section
Narrative Review

Keywords

Dental anthropology, dental morphology, molar cusp pattern, low molars