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 CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 39  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 321-324

A novel report of dental development pattern in a 3-year-old girl with three congenitally missing primary canines: A review of the literature and a case study


1 Department of Preventive Dental Science, College of Dentistry, Majmaah University, Al-Majmaah, KSA
2 Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry, Richmond, Virginia, USA

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Dr. Jayakumar Jayaraman
Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry, 520 N 12th Street, Richmond 23298, Virginia
USA
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DOI: 10.4103/jisppd.jisppd_56_21

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Dentists may encounter patients with numerical dental anomalies in clinical practice and understanding of these conditions would allow early detection as well as intervention. The absence of one or more teeth congenitally is referred as hypodontia. This dental anomaly is rarely reported in primary dentition and the most commonly affected teeth in the primary dentition are mandibular lateral incisors and primary canines are remarkably very rare and this entity has not been often reported. This case study was aimed to report a 3-year-old Indian girl with the absence of three canines primary dentition and also evaluate the overall dental development pattern of developing permanent teeth. Furthermore, a new finding for pediatric dentists that the development of permanent canines in case of missing primary canines.






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