Faculty and Research

Craniofacial Investigations

Dr. Dorothy Dechant

The Spencer R. Atkinson Library of Applied Anatomy (SRA) skull collection provides an unusually large sample of over 400 juveniles ranging in age from in utero to young adult. Researchers study these crania to address human growth and development phenomena relevant to dentistry, orthodontia, cranial surgery, dental anthropology, paleopathology and paleoanthropology.

This collection is available for study by Pacific faculty and by students involved in faculty-sponsored research projects. In addition, the collection is accessible to other qualified professionals who specialize in relevant fields and to advanced students who are enrolled in Master's or Ph.D. programs. Conditions governing research access to the SRA collection are available in the Collections Policy section of the Institute of Dental History and Craniofacial Study.

Dr. Dorothy Dechant, ddechant@pacific.edu, 415.929.6627