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Mesio-distal and buccal-lingual tooth dimensions are part of the cleft spectrum: A pilot for future genetic studies

De Sabóia, TM and Küchler, EC and Tannure, PN and Rey, AC and Granjeiro, JM and De Castro Costa, M and Vieira, AR (2013) Mesio-distal and buccal-lingual tooth dimensions are part of the cleft spectrum: A pilot for future genetic studies. Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, 50 (6). 678 - 683. ISSN 1055-6656

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Objective: Considering that oral clefts and tooth dimensions may be part of the same phenotypic spectrum, the aim of this study was to investigate tooth dimensions in permanent dentition and dental malformations, including tooth size discrepancies, of subjects born with clefts compared with individuals without clefts. Design: Cross-sectional study. Participants: The cleft group was composed of 66 subjects, and the noncleft group consisted of 66 healthy unrelated subjects. Main Outcome Measures: The mesio-distal and buccal-lingual crown diameter of fully erupted permanent teeth outside the cleft area was measured using a digital caliber. Clinical records and radiographs were used to evaluate the type of clefts and dental anomalies. Results: The lower second premolar was significantly reduced in the CLP and CP groups. The upper lateral incisor was found to be significantly smaller in the CP group, only for mesio-distal dimensions (P<.05). Dental agenesis was found in eight (12%) cleft subjects and supernumerary teeth in two (3%). Conclusions: Subjects born with oral clefts presented size reduction in specific dental groups. © Copyright 2013 American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
De Sabóia, TM
Küchler, EC
Tannure, PN
Rey, AC
Granjeiro, JM
De Castro Costa, M
Vieira, ARarv11@pitt.eduARV11
Date: 1 November 2013
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal
Volume: 50
Number: 6
Page Range: 678 - 683
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1597/11-228
Schools and Programs: School of Dental Medicine > Dental Science
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1055-6656
PubMed ID: 22428549
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2012 19:11
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2020 13:55


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