Dental-enamel junction

The dentino-enamel junction, abbreviated DEJ,[1] is the boundary between the enamel and the underlying dentin that form the solid architecture of a tooth.

It is also known as the amelo-dentinal junction,[2] or ADJ.


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  2. Mahoney E, Ismail FS, Kilpatrick N, Swain M (December 2004). "Mechanical properties across hypomineralized/hypoplastic enamel of first permanent molar teeth". Eur. J. Oral Sci. 112 (6): 497–502. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0722.2004.00162.x. PMID 15560832.

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