Unusual occlusal morphology of mandibular first permanent molar: A case report

Sapna Hegde, MDS, and Ullal Ananda Nayak, MDS

Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, College of Dental Surgery, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Mangalore, India

The occlusal surface of the mandibular first permanent molar commonly presents a five-cusped or a four-cusped pattern with the occlusal grooves forming a Y shape or a + shape. What follows is a report of two cases presenting an unusual occlusal groove pattern.
(Int Chin J Dent 2003; 3: 1-6.)

Key Words: occlusal surface, molar, morphology.