Summary: The teeth collectively in the dental arch. Dentition ordinarily refers to the natural teeth in position in their alveoli. Dentition referring to the deciduous teeth is DENTITION, PRIMARY; to the permanent teeth, DENTITION, PERMANENT. (From Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992)

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  1. Gasparini Z, Pol D, Spalletti L. An unusual marine crocodyliform from the Jurassic-Cretaceous boundary of Patagonia. Science. 2006;311:70-3 pubmed
    ..andiniensis (and interpreted as indicating feeding on small fish or mollusks). Thus, the morphological diversity of pelagic marine crocodyliforms was wider than had been thought...
  2. Paganini Hill A, White S, Atchison K. Dentition, dental health habits, and dementia: the Leisure World Cohort Study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2012;60:1556-63 pubmed publisher
    To explore the association between dentition and dental health behaviors and incident dementia.
  3. Crielaard W, Zaura E, Schuller A, Huse S, Montijn R, Keijser B. Exploring the oral microbiota of children at various developmental stages of their dentition in the relation to their oral health. BMC Med Genomics. 2011;4:22 pubmed publisher
    ..composition of children (N = 74, aged 3 - 18 years) in natural transition from their deciduous to a permanent dentition and related the microbial profiles to their oral health status...
  4. Nguyen T, Witter D, Bronkhorst E, Pham L, Creugers N. Dental functional status in a southern vietnamese adult population-a combined quantitative and qualitative classification system analysis. Int J Prosthodont. 2011;24:30-7 pubmed
    ..The aim of this study was to explore the dental functional status of a Southern Vietnamese adult population using a new quantitative- and qualitative-based classification system...
  5. Borday Birraux V, Van der Heyden C, Debiais Thibaud M, Verreijdt L, Stock D, Huysseune A, et al. Expression of Dlx genes during the development of the zebrafish pharyngeal dentition: evolutionary implications. Evol Dev. 2006;8:130-41 pubmed
    ..determined the expression pattern of all eight Dlx genes of the zebrafish during development of the pharyngeal dentition and compared these data with that reported for mouse molar tooth development...
  6. Martinez R, Alcober O. A basal sauropodomorph (Dinosauria: Saurischia) from the Ischigualasto Formation (Triassic, Carnian) and the early evolution of Sauropodomorpha. PLoS ONE. 2009;4:e4397 pubmed publisher
    ..Knowledge of Carnian sauropodomorphs has been restricted to this single species...
  7. Kielbassa A, Hinkelbein W, Hellwig E, Meyer Lückel H. Radiation-related damage to dentition. Lancet Oncol. 2006;7:326-35 pubmed complex oral complications affecting the salivary glands, oral mucosa, bone, masticatory musculature, and dentition. When the oral cavity and salivary glands are exposed to high doses of radiation, clinical consequences ..
  8. Stock D. Zebrafish dentition in comparative context. J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol. 2007;308:523-49 pubmed
    ..much to an understanding of the developmental genetic mechanisms underlying diversification of the vertebrate dentition. Tooth development, structure, and replacement in the zebrafish largely reflect the primitive condition of jawed ..
  9. Dupras T, Tocheri M. Reconstructing infant weaning histories at Roman period Kellis, Egypt using stable isotope analysis of dentition. Am J Phys Anthropol. 2007;134:63-74 pubmed
    ..postbirth, preweaning versus postweaning, and juvenile versus adult stable isotope values as reflected in the dentition. A random permutation procedure was used to test for statistically significant differences in stable isotope ..

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  1. Osborn J. A model of growth restraints to explain the development and evolution of tooth shapes in mammals. J Theor Biol. 2008;255:338-43 pubmed publisher
    ..I conclude more generally expressed genes that control directional resistances to growth, not locally expressed genes, may provide the information for the shape into which a tooth develops...
  2. Fraser G, Graham A, Smith M. Developmental and evolutionary origins of the vertebrate dentition: molecular controls for spatio-temporal organisation of tooth sites in osteichthyans. J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol. 2006;306:183-203 pubmed
    ..gene expression data that address both the field and clone theories for patterning a polyphyodont osteichthyan dentition. These data inform how the initial pattern may be established through up-regulation at tooth loci from a broad ..
  3. Charles C, Jaeger J, Michaux J, Viriot L. Dental microwear in relation to changes in the direction of mastication during the evolution of Myodonta (Rodentia, Mammalia). Naturwissenschaften. 2007;94:71-5 pubmed
    ..However, in some muroid subfamilies, this direction of mastication is associated with low-crowned and cuspidate molars (Cricetomyinae, Murinae)...
  4. Townsend G, Harris E, Lesot H, Clauss F, Brook A. Morphogenetic fields within the human dentition: a new, clinically relevant synthesis of an old concept. Arch Oral Biol. 2009;54 Suppl 1:S34-44 pubmed publisher
    This paper reviews the concept of morphogenetic fields within the dentition that was first proposed by Butler (Butler PM. Studies of the mammalian dentition. Differentiation of the post-canine dentition...
  5. Pereira T, Salzano F, Mostowska A, Trzeciak W, Ruiz Linares A, Chies J, et al. Natural selection and molecular evolution in primate PAX9 gene, a major determinant of tooth development. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006;103:5676-81 pubmed
    ..for a paired domain-containing transcription factor that plays an essential role in the development of mammal dentition, has been associated with selective tooth agenesis in humans and mice, which mainly involves the posterior teeth...
  6. Zeng X, Sheiham A, Bernabé E, Tsakos G. Relationship between dental status and Oral Impacts on Daily Performances in older Southern Chinese people. J Public Health Dent. 2010;70:101-7 pubmed publisher
  7. Inukai M, John M, Igarashi Y, Baba K. Association between perceived chewing ability and oral health-related quality of life in partially dentate patients. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2010;8:118 pubmed publisher
    ..The aim of this study was to examine whether perceived chewing ability was related to OHRQoL in partially dentate patients...
  8. Cobourne M, Sharpe P. Diseases of the tooth: the genetic and molecular basis of inherited anomalies affecting the dentition. Wiley Interdiscip Rev Dev Biol. 2013;2:183-212 pubmed publisher
    ..Significant events also occur during postnatal development of the dentition, including hard tissue maturation and tooth eruption...
  9. Younis A, Al Omiri M, Hantash R, Alrabab Ah M, Dar Odeh N, Abu Hammad O, et al. Relationship between dental impacts on daily living, satisfaction with the dentition and personality profiles among a Palestinian population. Odontostomatol Trop. 2012;35:21-30 pubmed
    The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between dental impacts on patients' daily living, satisfaction with the dentition and personality profiles.
  10. Sánchez García S, Juarez Cedillo T, Reyes Morales H, de la Fuente Hernández J, Solorzano Santos F, García Peña C. [State of dentition and its impact on the capacity of elders to perform daily activities]. Salud Publica Mex. 2007;49:173-81 pubmed
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of dental state on the capacity of elderly individuals to carry out their daily activities during the previous six months...
  11. Coquerelle M, Bookstein F, Braga J, Halazonetis D, Weber G, Mitteroecker P. Sexual dimorphism of the human mandible and its association with dental development. Am J Phys Anthropol. 2011;145:192-202 pubmed publisher
    ..We argue that the infant and adult dimorphism of the mental region may be associated with the development of supralaryngeal structures...
  12. Ikebe K, Matsuda K, Murai S, Maeda Y, Nokubi T. Validation of the Eichner index in relation to occlusal force and masticatory performance. Int J Prosthodont. 2010;23:521-4 pubmed
    ..of this study was to investigate the association of posterior occlusal contact loss with occlusal force and masticatory performance in subjects who had a normal dentition or partially edentulous arches restored with removable prostheses.
  13. Sierpinska T, Gołebiewska M, Długosz J. The relationship between masticatory efficiency and the state of dentition at patients with non rehabilitated partial lost of teeth. Adv Med Sci. 2006;51 Suppl 1:196-9 pubmed
    ..Factors believed to affect masticatory efficiency include loss of postcanine teeth, bite force, severity of malocclusion, occlusal contact area, body size and oral motor function...
  14. Schrein C. Metric variation and sexual dimorphism in the dentition of Ouranopithecus macedoniensis. J Hum Evol. 2006;50:460-8 pubmed
    ..macedoniensis and other extinct hominoids were more sexually size dimorphic than any living great apes, which suggests that social behaviors and life history profiles of these species may have been different from those of living species...
  15. Peterkova R, Lesot H, Peterka M. Phylogenetic memory of developing mammalian dentition. J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol. 2006;306:234-50 pubmed
    ..was presented about the developmental relationship between the structures at the external aspect of the dentition in mammals (oral vestibule, pre-lacteal teeth, paramolar cusps/teeth), the tooth glands in reptiles, and the ..
  16. Suwa G, Kono R, Simpson S, Asfaw B, Lovejoy C, White T. Paleobiological implications of the Ardipithecus ramidus dentition. Science. 2009;326:94-9 pubmed
    ..The canine/lower third premolar complex indicates a reduction of canine size and honing capacity early in hominid evolution, possibly driven by selection targeted on the male upper canine...
  17. Mendonca D, Prado M, Mendes F, Borges T, Mendonça G, do Prado C, et al. Comparison of masticatory function between subjects with three types of dentition. Int J Prosthodont. 2009;22:399-404 pubmed
    ..Subjects with a mandibular fixed implant-supported prosthesis (ISP), complete dentures (CDs), or a natural dentition (ND) were evaluated.
  18. Huysseune A, Sire J, Witten P. Evolutionary and developmental origins of the vertebrate dentition. J Anat. 2009;214:465-76 pubmed publisher
    ..The recent advances that have been made in our knowledge on the molecular control of tooth formation in non-mammalians (mostly in some teleost model species) will undoubtedly contribute to answering these questions in the coming years...
  19. Chure D, Britt B, Whitlock J, Wilson J. First complete sauropod dinosaur skull from the Cretaceous of the Americas and the evolution of sauropod dentition. Naturwissenschaften. 2010;97:379-91 pubmed publisher plant diversity or abundance, but may signal a shift towards elevated tooth replacement rates and high-wear dentition. Sauropods lacked many of the complex herbivorous adaptations present within contemporaneous ornithischian ..
  20. Orbak R, Simsek S, Orbak Z, Kavrut F, Colak M. The influence of type-1 diabetes mellitus on dentition and oral health in children and adolescents. Yonsei Med J. 2008;49:357-65 pubmed publisher
    The present study is to investigate the effects of type 1 diabetes mellitus on dentition and oral health for children and adolescents.
  21. Bonakdarchian M, Askari N, Askari M. Effect of face form on maximal molar bite force with natural dentition. Arch Oral Biol. 2009;54:201-4 pubmed publisher
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine mean maximum bite force in adults with normal occlusion and to evaluate effect of face form on it...
  22. Pileicikiene G, Varpiotas E, Surna R, Surna A. A three-dimensional model of the human masticatory system, including the mandible, the dentition and the temporomandibular joints. Stomatologija. 2007;9:27-32 pubmed
    ..was to create a three-dimensional mathematical model of a human masticatory system, including the mandible, the dentition and the temporomandibular joints. Object of research was one 20 year old dead man...
  23. Evans A, Wilson G, Fortelius M, Jernvall J. High-level similarity of dentitions in carnivorans and rodents. Nature. 2007;445:78-81 pubmed
    ..This link between diet and phenotype will be useful for inferring the ecology of extinct species and illustrates the potential of fast-throughput, high-level analysis of the phenotype...
  24. Caton J, Tucker A. Current knowledge of tooth development: patterning and mineralization of the murine dentition. J Anat. 2009;214:502-15 pubmed publisher
    ..It is the mouse dentition that this review will concentrate on...
  25. Tornow M, Ford S, Garber P, de Sa Sauerbrunn E. Dentition of moustached tamarins (Saguinus mystax mystax) from Padre Isla, Peru, part 1: quantitative variation. Am J Phys Anthropol. 2006;130:352-63 pubmed
    ..High variability in incisor width may be due to age effects of a distinctive diet and pattern of dental wear...
  26. Gibert Y, Bernard L, Debiais Thibaud M, Bourrat F, Joly J, Pottin K, et al. Formation of oral and pharyngeal dentition in teleosts depends on differential recruitment of retinoic acid signaling. FASEB J. 2010;24:3298-309 pubmed publisher
    ..The dentition of cypriniform fishes, which in contrast to many other teleost fish species possess pharyngeal teeth but lack ..
  27. Gómez Robles A, Polly P. Morphological integration in the hominin dentition: evolutionary, developmental, and functional factors. Evolution. 2012;66:1024-43 pubmed publisher
    ..ranging from developmental interactions between the individual elements of a homologous series (the whole dentition) to functional constraints related to occlusion...
  28. Rauhut O, Heyng A, López Arbarello A, Hecker A. A new rhynchocephalian from the late jurassic of Germany with a dentition that is unique amongst tetrapods. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e46839 pubmed publisher
    ..New finds of Mesozoic rhynchocephalians can thus provide important new information on the evolutionary history of the group...
  29. Huysseune A, Van der Heyden C, Sire J. Early development of the zebrafish (Danio rerio) pharyngeal dentition (Teleostei, Cyprinidae). Anat Embryol (Berl). 1998;198:289-305 pubmed
    ..interactions governing odontogenesis in the zebrafish, we describe here the generation of the pharyngeal dentition, and the histological development of teeth up to fourteen days post-fertilization, using serial semithin ..
  30. Line S. Molecular morphogenetic fields in the development of human dentition. J Theor Biol. 2001;211:67-75 pubmed
    ..approach used in the present work can help to explore new hypotheses linking development with the patterning of dentition during mammalian evolution...
  31. Kotsiomiti E, Kapari D. Resting tongue position and its relation to the state of the dentition: a pilot study. J Oral Rehabil. 2000;27:349-54 pubmed
    ..An epidemiological project has been designed, with the purpose of uncovering the associations between the observed tongue position and certain functional and anatomical features, as suggested by the present study...
  32. Brook A, Elcock C, al Sharood M, McKeown H, Khalaf K, Smith R. Further studies of a model for the etiology of anomalies of tooth number and size in humans. Connect Tissue Res. 2002;43:289-95 pubmed
    ..Thus, there were generalized and localized effects within the dentition, and these findings are compatible with the statistical expectations of the proposed multifactorial model.
  33. Lissowska J, Pilarska A, Pilarski P, Samolczyk Wanyura D, Piekarczyk J, Bardin Mikolłajczak A, et al. Smoking, alcohol, diet, dentition and sexual practices in the epidemiology of oral cancer in Poland. Eur J Cancer Prev. 2003;12:25-33 pubmed
    ..01). After adjustment for tobacco smoking and alcohol drinking, poor dentition as evidenced by missing teeth, frequency of dental check-ups and frequency of teeth brushing emerged as a strong ..
  34. Ferguson C, Tucker A, Christensen L, Lau A, Matzuk M, Sharpe P. Activin is an essential early mesenchymal signal in tooth development that is required for patterning of the murine dentition. Genes Dev. 1998;12:2636-49 pubmed
    ..of maxillary molars in the absence of activin shows a position specific role for this pathway in development of dentition. Functional redundancy with activin B or other TGFbeta family members that bind to activin receptors cannot ..
  35. Işcan M, Kedici P. Sexual variation in bucco-lingual dimensions in Turkish dentition. Forensic Sci Int. 2003;137:160-4 pubmed
    ..Odontometric analysis of the human sexual variation has been less investigated and mostly derived from the dentition of extinct populations...
  36. Trapani J. A morphometric analysis of polymorphism in the pharyngeal dentition of Cichlasoma minckleyi (Teleostei: Cichlidae). Arch Oral Biol. 2004;49:825-35 pubmed
    Dental polymorphism in teleost fishes often involves production of a robust dentition, or "molarization", in one morph...
  37. Hölttä P, Alaluusua S, Saarinen Pihkala U, Wolf J, Nystrom M, Hovi L. Long-term adverse effects on dentition in children with poor-risk neuroblastoma treated with high-dose chemotherapy and autologous stem cell transplantation with or without total body irradiation. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2002;29:121-7 pubmed
    ..treatment on tooth development; and (2) to develop an index for expressing total damage to the permanent dentition. We studied the dental development from panoramic radiographs (PRG) of 18 long-term survivors treated under the ..
  38. Nkenke E, Zachow S, Benz M, Maier T, Veit K, Kramer M, et al. Fusion of computed tomography data and optical 3D images of the dentition for streak artefact correction in the simulation of orthognathic surgery. Dentomaxillofac Radiol. 2004;33:226-32 pubmed
  39. Shimazaki Y, Soh I, Saito T, Yamashita Y, Koga T, Miyazaki H, et al. Influence of dentition status on physical disability, mental impairment, and mortality in institutionalized elderly people. J Dent Res. 2001;80:340-5 pubmed
    ..Therefore, we hypothesize that poor dentition status can impair the systemic health of the aged...
  40. Peterkova R, Peterka M, Lesot H. The developing mouse dentition: a new tool for apoptosis study. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2003;1010:453-66 pubmed
    ..The developing mouse dentition can also be an attractive model for studying apoptosis regulation...
  41. Hayashi K, Muguruma T, Hamaya M, Mizoguchi I. Morphologic characteristics of the dentition and palate in cases of skeletal asymmetry. Angle Orthod. 2004;74:26-30 pubmed
    The purpose of this study was to clarify the three-dimensional morphological characteristics of the dentition and palate in skeletal asymmetry in patients with skeletal Class III malocclusion using a newly defined palatal reference plane ..
  42. Korbmacher H, Eggers Stroeder G, Koch L, Kahl Nieke B. Correlations between dentition anomalies and diseases of the of the postural and movement apparatus--a literature review. J Orofac Orthop. 2004;65:190-203 pubmed
    ..This literature review is aimed at providing an introduction to this still hotly debated issue...
  43. Jernvall J. Linking development with generation of novelty in mammalian teeth. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2000;97:2641-5 pubmed
    ..In phylogenetic studies, small cusps may be unreliable as phylogenetic signals. Population level variation can be a powerful tool in testing and generating hypotheses in developmental evolution studies...
  44. Zihlman A, Bolter D, Boesch C. Wild chimpanzee dentition and its implications for assessing life history in immature hominin fossils. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2004;101:10541-3 pubmed
    ..captive chimpanzee populations. A revised dental growth chronology for chimpanzees is similar to estimated timing of Homo erectus and therefore has implications for interpreting life history in hominins...
  45. Talamini R, Vaccarella S, Barbone F, Tavani A, La Vecchia C, Herrero R, et al. Oral hygiene, dentition, sexual habits and risk of oral cancer. Br J Cancer. 2000;83:1238-42 pubmed
    ..No differences were detected in sexual practices (including oral sex) and (previous) sexually transmitted infections...
  46. Kangas A, Evans A, Thesleff I, Jernvall J. Nonindependence of mammalian dental characters. Nature. 2004;432:211-4 pubmed
    Studies of mammalian evolution frequently use data derived from the dentition. Dental characters are particularly central for inferring phylogenetic relationships of fossil taxa, of which teeth are often the only recovered part...
  47. Aberg T, Cavender A, Gaikwad J, Bronckers A, Wang X, Waltimo Siren J, et al. Phenotypic changes in dentition of Runx2 homozygote-null mutant mice. J Histochem Cytochem. 2004;52:131-9 pubmed
    ..These data support the hypothesis that Runx2 is one of the key mesenchymal factors that influences tooth morphogenesis and the subsequent differentiation of ameloblasts and odontoblasts...
  48. Kaifu Y, Kasai K, Townsend G, Richards L. Tooth wear and the "design" of the human dentition: a perspective from evolutionary medicine. Am J Phys Anthropol. 2003;Suppl 37:47-61 pubmed
    ..As noted by many workers, the human dentition is basically "designed" on the premise that extensive wear will occur, a conclusion that seems ..
  49. McCollum M, Sharpe P. Developmental genetics and early hominid craniodental evolution. Bioessays. 2001;23:481-93 pubmed
    Although features of the dentition figure prominently in discussions of early hominid phylogeny, remarkably little is known of the developmental basis of the variations in occlusal morphology and dental proportions that are observed ..
  50. Delgado S, Davit Beal T, Sire J. Dentition and tooth replacement pattern in Chalcides (Squamata; Scincidae). J Morphol. 2003;256:146-59 pubmed
    ..5 month after birth to about 6 years, was used. The dentition (functional and replacement teeth) was studied from radiographs of jaw quadrants...
  51. Kristenová Cermáková P, Peterka M, Lisi S, Lesot H, Peterkova R. Postnatal lower jaw dentition in different phenotypes of tabby mice. Connect Tissue Res. 2002;43:283-8 pubmed
    ..To complete the available data on the functional dentition in the Ta mice, we analyzed the mandibular cheek teeth in 261 postnatal specimens arranged in several phenotype/..
  52. Stock D. The genetic basis of modularity in the development and evolution of the vertebrate dentition. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 2001;356:1633-53 pubmed
    ..The organization of the vertebrate dentition as a system of repeated parts provides an opportunity to study the extent to which phenotypic modules, ..
  53. Nouette Gaulain K, Lenfant F, Jacquet Francillon D, Belbachir A, Bournigault Nuquet A, Choquet O, et al. [French clinical guidelines for prevention of perianaesthetic dental injuries: long text]. Ann Fr Anesth Reanim. 2012;31:213-23 pubmed publisher
    ..are frequent complications of orotracheal intubation and major causal factors are, firstly, preexisting poor dentition, and, secondly, difficult laryngoscopy and tracheal intubation...