Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Tooth enamel/archive1

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Tooth enamel[edit]

  • Nominate. Though only someone with an excellent knowledge of dentistry would be qualified to comment on the more technical aspects of this article, this article is a comprehensive well-written, illustrated treatment of Tooth enamel. It seems to me that it deserves featured article status. --Zantastik 22:24, 29 Apr 2005 (UTC)
  • Oppose for two objections: the references need formatting work (see Wikipedia:References) and it needs to say something about how much of this is true for non-human animals. Which animals have enamel? Is it created the same way? If there's a lot of variation, then much of this article may be better moved to human tooth enamel or primate tooth enamel or whatever. Tuf-Kat 18:21, May 1, 2005 (UTC)
    • I added the material I could find on animal tooth enamel. It seems like there are some very specific but slight differences of enamel in animals that would probably not warrant a completely unique article on the subject. For the most part, the development and function of enamel is similar. The types of teeth is an entirely different story, and each animal could probably have their own article on teeth, with horse teeth being a good example. dozenist 15:25, 15 May 2005 (UTC)
      • Change to support Tuf-Kat 16:26, May 15, 2005 (UTC)
  • Oppose Tuf-Kat above makes a sound point. I would probably never have thought of it, but it makes sense. Also, I agree the references need formatting. However, the article is of amazing technical detail and precision, and we need more of this. Phils 20:08, 1 May 2005 (UTC)
    • In-line references have been added. dozenist 15:25, 15 May 2005 (UTC)
  • Object - The article itself is very professional, but seems unbalanced. Some sections are a little too short. I do enjoy the technical detail, and how the introduction is worded to offset the technical detail so those who don't understand can still at least follow it. Ben Babcock 21:52, 1 May 2005 (UTC)
    • For some sections being a little too short, I am not sure how to change that much. There is a limit to what I can find, but I will keep looking. I have already added some, but not much more. Maybe with the other additions I have made, those sections will appear better. dozenist 15:25, 15 May 2005 (UTC)