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Thesis (M.A.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1971. Department of Speech and Dramatic Art.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of the removal of all natural teeth and the wearing of complete dentures upon oral-form discrimination.
Ten edentulous subjects, ranging in age from 26 to 37 and including six women and four men, were tested by the two methods of oral-form discrimination; once with complete dentures in place; once with them removed. Ten subjects with all of their own natural teeth, matched for age and sex with the edentulous subjects, were tested by the same two methods.
Advisor: Herbert J. Arkebauer