Fluctuating dental asymmetry was studied in the permanent dentition of Australian Aboriginals. Asymmetry scores were greater for males than females, greater for maxillary teeth than mandibular and greater for mesiodistal dimensions than buccolingual. No evidence was found for either a significant genetic component of asymmetry or for compensatory interactions between developing teeth. The findings for Aboriginals are compared with reports of dental asymmetry in other populations.
Townsend, Grant C. and Brown, Tasman
"Dental Asymmetry in Australian Aboriginals,"
4, Article 7.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/humbiol/vol52/iss4/7