Missing canines: a novel aetiology

Roberts, S.M., Currell, S.D., and Abdalla, Y. (2018) Missing canines: a novel aetiology. Australian Dental Journal, 64. pp. 103-105.

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Abstract

Infant oral mutilation is the practice of removing developing tooth germs, commonly the mandibular canine, in infantsup to the age of 1 year. Subsequent complications include missing, impacted or hypoplastic permanent anterior andcanine teeth. We report on a case of bilaterally missing lower canines thought to be due to infant oral mutilation. It isimportant that general dental practitioners are aware of this practice and resulting complications when treating families from sub-Saharan East Africa.

Item ID: 57079
Item Type: Article (Case Study)
ISSN: 1834-7819
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2019 02:33
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1105 Dentistry > 110599 Dentistry not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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