Manot, Israel

Archaeological remains often provide insight into the past. But Case Western Reserve dental students discovered that specimens dating back as many as 200,000 years actually explained much about the patients they see today.

"For dental students, the teeth give them a whole new perspective on the evolution of the human mouth. The students are better able to understand why we, as humans, have the dental problems we have, such as the misalignment of the top and bottom dental arches and the presence of the third molars."
Bruce Latimer, PhD
Professor of Orthodontics; Fellow, Institute of the Science of Origins
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