U.S. study analyzing tooth survival after root canal in general population

Journal Reference: T. Thyvalikakath et al. Root Canal Treatment Survival Analysis in National Dental PBRN Practices. Journal of Dental Research, 2022 DOI: 10.1177/00220345221093936 Teeth survive about 11 years after a root canal, according to new research from Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Dentistry. The groundbreaking study is the first to analyze records from … Read more

Tooth study prompts rethink of human evolution

Journal Reference: Ian Towle, Andrew J. J. MacIntosh, Kazuha Hirata, Mugino O. Kubo, Carolina Loch. Atypical tooth wear found in fossil hominins also present in a Japanese macaque population. American Journal of Biological Anthropology, 2022; DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.24500 Lead author Dr Ian Towle and Dr Carolina Loch, of the Sir John Walsh Research Institute, in collaboration … Read more

A study of skull growth and tooth emergence reveals that timing is everything

Journal Reference: Halszka Glowacka and Gary T. Schwartz. A biomechanical perspective on molar emergence and primate life history. Science Advances, 2021 DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abj0335 Humans are unusual primates. We are highly intelligent, extremely social, remarkably resourceful, able learners, skilled teachers, and as a result, a remarkable evolutionary success story. A key aspect of our biology allowing … Read more

Extinct reptile discovery reveals earliest origins of human tooth, study finds

Journal Reference: Adam K. Huttenlocker, Suresh A. Singh, Amy C. Henrici, Stuart S. Sumida. A Carboniferous synapsid with caniniform teeth and a reappraisal of mandibular size-shape heterodonty in the origin of mammals. Royal Society Open Science, 2021; 8 (12) DOI: 10.1098/rsos.211237 In findings published in Royal Society Open Science, researchers at the University of Bristol … Read more

Tooth cavities provide unique ecological insight into living primates and fossil humans

Journal References: Ian Towle, Joel D. Irish, Kris H. Sabbi, Carolina Loch. Dental caries in wild primates: Interproximal cavities on anterior teeth. American Journal of Primatology, 2021; DOI: 10.1002/ajp.23349 Carolina Loch, Christianne Fernée, Isabelle De Groote, Joel D. Irish, Ian Towle. Dental caries in South African fossil hominins. South African Journal of Science, 2021; 117 … Read more