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Measurements of teeth using the Reflex Microscope
Author(s): Mark F. Teaford
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Paper Abstract

Anthropologists and paleontologists have traditionally relied upon instruments such as calipers to measure bones and teeth thus effectively reducing complex threedimensional surfaces to two dimensional characterizations of surfaces. The Reflex Microscope is a noncontacting threedimensional measuring instrument that allows easy computation of measurements such as volumes and complex surface areas through its accompanying computer software. In the present study high resolution dental impressions were taken every 68 weeks from a laboratory colony of 15 vervet monkeys. Epoxy casts of the teeth were analyzed using the Reflex Microscope. Results indicate that monkeys raised on different diets show different wearrelated changes in tooth shape.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1991
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1380, Biostereometric Technology and Applications, (1 April 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.25104
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Mark F. Teaford, Johns Hopkins Univ. School of Medicine (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1380:
Biostereometric Technology and Applications
Robin E. Herron, Editor(s)

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