J Dentofacial Anom Orthod
Volume 18, Number 2, 2015Anthropology and DFO
|Number of page(s)||11|
|Published online||17 April 2018|
Study of the interpopulational variability of the anatomically modern man: interest in orthodontics
Dentofacial Orthopedics Department, College of Odontostomatology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Ho Chi Minh City
2 University of Bordeaux
3 Qualified specialist in Dentofacial Orthopedics, Private Practice, Head of Research in Anthropology
Address for correspondence: Le Quyen Pham 652 Nguyen Trai, Q. 5, Ho Chi Minh Ville E-mail: Vietnam firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 19 October 2014
Whatever our origins, we are all directly linked by our common ancestors. The brief period that separated the birth of different populations of Homo sapiens that inhabit the Earth explains the homogeneity of the craniofacial architecture of our species. However, some differences to the face show significant interpopulational variations. This is true in the case of dental maturity and the position of the lower incisors, two particularly important factors that mold our orthodontic analysis. This article proposes to do a synthesis of the interpopulational variability of these two parameters.
Key words: Ethnic factor / variability / dental maturity / position of the lower incisors
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