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Congenital anomalies of teeth and other organs of orofacial region are not very rare, thus the interest of researchers to these problem has never weakened. Furthermore, when new medical interventions were implemented into the dentistry (e.g. dental implants) the attention to this problem was reconditioned even amongst general public…
with ectodermal dysplasias, Down syndrome, Rieger syndrome etc. Thus Rieger syndrome is characterised with combination of hypodontia, craniofacial malformationa and eye abnormalities. This circumstance allows using the presence of hypodontia as the indirect indicator of genetic disorders.
The diagnostics of hypodontia is quite simple; nevertheless, this condition is often neglected by patient's parents. There is evidence that defects in teeth development and their absence could influence on the function of chewing, cause psychological problems.
Information search in the Medline was performed by the following strategy: "Anodontia"[MeSH] Field: All Fields, Limits: Publication Date from 2005/01 to 2005/12, Humans". 59 results were retrieved after the search but only one article published in Oral Diseases was selected for further analysis and reporting in mini poster.
The article published in the Oral Diseases is dedicated to the pertinent problem of hypodontia associated dental anomalies. There is well known hypodontia is one of the most frequent dental anomalies, e.g. British investigators (Nunn et al., 2003) stated that hypodontia occurs in up to 7% of the UK population and this condition has even higher prevalence in the patients with ectodermal dysplasias, Down syndrome and palate or lip clefts.
The article selected for mini-post ...
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