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I am Senior Lecturer and Hospital Clinician (MCU-PH) at the Faculty of Odontology and Dental Hospital, Toulouse. I defended my PhD in Anthropobiology in 2012 and my Habilitation à Diriger les Recherches (HDR) in 2016.

Current Research

  • Anthropology:

Study of caries and tooth wear in teeth from medieval populations in collaboration with anthropologists and INRAP’s archeologists (National Institute for Preventive Archaeology Research) ; Health and dental status of ancient populations in connection with their diet ; Ancient DNA and dental calculus (With C. Theves and X. Mata) ; Research of pathogens and population genetic (With C. Theves and X. Mata) ; Morphological and morphometric dental characterisation in population study : interests of 3D imaging (With J. Braga and F. Vaysse).

  • Prosthodontics

Assessment of occupational practice ; Prosthodontics in special care patients

  • Human and Social Sciences (HSS)

History of odontology and medicine ; Graphics in medicine and odontology.

Directions and teaching activities

  • Teaching for undergraduate and postgraduate students in prosthodontics.
  • Supervising dental students for their dental practice dissertation
  • Teaching in the Master of Anthropology degree and supervising Master’s degree students and PhD students.
  • Teaching first year students of medicine and pharmacy (HSS).

Selected publications

Froment C, Hourset M, Sáenz-Oyhéréguy N, Mouton-Barbosa E, Willmann C, Zanolli C, Esclassan R, Donat R, Thèves C, Burlet-Schiltz O, Mollereau C. “Analysis of 5000 year-old human teeth using optimized large-scale and targeted proteomics approaches for detection of sex-specific peptides”. J Proteomics. 2020 Epub 2019 Oct 15.

Carayon D, Adhikari K, Monsarrat P, Dumoncel J, Braga J, Duployer B, Delgado M, Fuentes-Guajardo M, De Beer F, Hoffman JW, Coettle AC, Donat R, Pan lL, Ruiz-Linares A, Tenailleau C, Vaysse F, Esclassan R, Zanolli C.“A geometric morphometric approach to the study of variation of shovel-shaped incisors”. Am J Phys Anthropol. 2019 jan;168(1):229-24.

Willmann C, Mata X, Hanghoej K, Tonasso L, Tisseyre I, Jeziorski C, Cabot E, Chevet P, Crubézy E, Orlando L, Esclassan R, Thèves C. “Oral Health status in Historic population: macroscopic and metagenomic evidence”. Plos One. 2018 may 16;13(5).

Carayon D, Vaysse F, Dumoncel J, Tramini P, Esclassan R. « The age-related maturational pattern of the human Subarcuate Fossa (Petromastoid Canal). preliminary results from the application of a new three-dimensional analytical approach » Palevol. (Comptes Rendus de l’Académie des Sciences). 2015; 14:139-145.

Esclassan R, Grimoud AM, Ruas MP, Sevin A, Astie F, Lucas S, Donat R, Crubezy E. “Dental caries, tooth wear and diet in an adult medieval (12th-14th century) population from Mediterranean France.». Arch Oral Biol2009 54(3):287-97.