Dento/Oro/Craniofacial Anomalies and Genetics


  • Agnes Bloch-Zupan, University of Strasbourg
  • Heddie Sedano, School of Dentistry and CranioFacial Clinic, School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
  • Crispian Scully, CBE, MD, PhD, MDS, MRCS, FDSRCS, FDSRCPS, FFDRCSI, FDSRCSE, FRCPath, FMedSci, FHEA, FUCL, FBS, DSc, DChD, DMed (HC), Dr HC , Emeritus Professor, University College London, UK; Visiting Professor at Universities of Athens, BPP, Edinburgh, Granada and Helsinki

Dental defects may be the physical expression of genetic defects, and so they can often be seen in a variety of syndromes associated with malformations of organs. However, dental defects are often not recognized, identified, nor characterised despite representing a possible diagnostic sign for an undiagnosed condition. This book addresses this gap by providing an understanding of dental genetics and its developmental biology counterpart. With approximately seventy well-illustrated examples, the authors present the clinical oro-facial manifestations accompanying various syndromes, providing the necessary knowledge for diagnostic purposes, as well as giving insight into recent development for each specific condition. The clarity and format of this book make it an ideal support guide both in the clinic and while conducting research.
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Dentists, Craniofacial surgeons, Dermatologists, Geneticists


Book information

  • Published: March 2012
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-416038-5

Table of Contents

1. Odontogenesis, Anomalies and Genetics

2. Missing Teeth (Hypodontia, Oligodontia)

3. Supernummerary Teeth

4. Abnormalities of Tooth Shape/Size

5. Anomalies in Structure of Teeth - Dentine

6. Anomalies in Structure of Teeth - Enamel

7. Anomalies of Teeth Eruption and/or Resorption

8. Pathology and Dental Anomalies