To read about the author of Odontography, Sir Richard Owen, see the biography below. To read about Steven Vidovic's vision for the future of Odontography read on. To see Steven Vidovic's Curriculum vitae use the navigation bar or click the link below.

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Aspirations for Odontography


The purpose of Odontography was to collect information on form, function, composition, distribution, loss and replacement of dentitions. Richard Owen did this by compiling a huge treatise and an accompanying volume of figures. Everything from the entire dentition of animals, to the microscopic structure of a single tooth was recorded and figured. Such a volume of work, with as many details new to dental science, has never been attempted since.


The intention of is to disseminate the information from the original 1845 treatise and to include modern knowledge.

Steven Uros Vidovic, University of Portsmouth

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