Showing posts with label pediatric dentist. Show all posts
Showing posts with label pediatric dentist. Show all posts

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Hypodontia Study Day 2017



The Kings Hypodontia study day is being held on the 19th of April at Kings College Hospital. This course is aimed at trainees and specialty grades but is likely to provide some useful information to consultants involved in the management of the condition that may be looking at updating the evidence base for decision making. 

Important issues such as definitions and aetiology and the need for joint planning will be presented followed by management of the mixed dentition and orthodontic considerations. Towards the end of the day techniques in adhesive dentistry such as the utilisation of composite and resin bonded bridges will be described. The last presentation will review the need for implants and considerations when providing these. 

Information on registering and attendance will be provided on the below link. 

Friday, 1 January 2016

Hypodontia in orthodontically treated children

The frequency of hypodontia in orthodontically treated children, both male and female, and the association between tooth type, the upper or lower arch, the affected side and Angle’s classification were studied using interviews, oral, study cast and panoramic radiographic examinations of 212 patients with a mean age of 12 years 7 months. A hypodontia frequency of 11.3 per cent was found for the total sample. This was higher than the incidence of hypodontia reported in other studies of orthodontically treated children. The most frequently missing teeth were the maxillary lateral incisors, and maxillary and mandibular second premolars. The missing teeth were more often absent on the right (54.2 per cent) than on the left (45.8 per cent) side, in both males and females. One tooth was absent in 29.2 per cent of patients, two in 58.5 per cent, but seldom three or more. Orthodontic space closure was the treatment of choice in 87.5 per cent of the subjects.

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