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Assessing the proposed association between tooth agenesis and taurodontism in 975 paediatric subjects

Küchler, EC and De Andrade Risso, P and De Castro Costa, M and Modesto, A and Vieira, AR (2008) Assessing the proposed association between tooth agenesis and taurodontism in 975 paediatric subjects. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, 18 (3). 231 - 234. ISSN 0960-7439

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Background. An association between tooth agenesis and taurodontism has been suggested. The identification of subpopulations with specific associated dental anomalies (subphenotype) would allow testing of the specific hypothesis that certain genetic factors contribute to the specific subphenotype. Aim. This work aims to assess a large cohort to verify if the association between tooth agenesis and taurodontism is present. Design. Panoramic radiographs of 1002 patients were examined and 975 were used in this study. The presence of tooth agenesis and taurodontism was assessed in the study population. Results. The frequency of tooth agenesis was 4.6% and the frequency of taurodontism was 1.6%. There were, however, no observations of concomitant tooth agenesis and taurodontism. Conclusions. Our data do not support the hypothesis that isolated tooth agenesis is associated with isolated taurodontism. © 2007 BSPD, IAPD and Blackwell Publishing Ltd.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Küchler, EC
De Andrade Risso, P
De Castro Costa, M
Modesto, A
Vieira, ARarv11@pitt.eduARV11
Date: 1 May 2008
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry
Volume: 18
Number: 3
Page Range: 231 - 234
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1111/j.1365-263x.2007.00876.x
Schools and Programs: School of Dental Medicine > Dental Science
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0960-7439
MeSH Headings: Anodontia--epidemiology; Anodontia--radiography; Brazil--epidemiology; Child; Cohort Studies; Comorbidity; Dental Pulp Cavity--abnormalities; Female; Humans; Male; Radiography, Panoramic; Tooth Abnormalities--epidemiology; Tooth Abnormalities--radiography
PubMed ID: 18384350
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2012 17:55
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2020 13:55


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