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Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski Publishing Ltd.
ISSN: 1312-773X (Online)
Issue: 2019, vol. 25, issue4
Subject Area: Dental Medicine
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2019254.2862
Published online: 23 December 2019

Case report

J of IMAB. 2019 Oct-Dec;25(4):2862-2867;
Enoch Abiodun Idowu1ORCID logo, Rowland Agbara1ORCID logo Corresponding Autoremail, Festus Olabode Oladotun2ORCID logo, Obafunke Denloye3ORCID logo,
1) Faculty of Dentistry, College of Health Sciences, University of Jos; Department of Dental and Maxillofacial Surgery, Jos University Teaching Hospital, Plateau state, Nigeria.
2) Department of Dental and Maxillofacial Surgery, Jos University Teaching Hospital, Plateau state, Nigeria.
3) Department of Child Oral Health, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Oyo state, Nigeria.

Congenitally missing teeth (CMT) may present as complete (Anodontia) or partial (Hypodontia or Oligodontia) depending on the number of teeth missing. Although it has been widely reported as a component of a syndrome such as Ectodermal Dysplasia, few reports are available about its sporadic and non-syndromic occurrence. CMT may affect and compromise stomatographic functions such as mastication, speech and esthetics. We report a case of management and rehabilitation of a 5-year-old girl that presented with 8 congenitally missing primary teeth with no evidence of their succedaneous permanent teeth germ. From our investigations, this case was not associated with any known syndrome; hence it is a non-syndromic CMT-oligodontia involving both primary and permanent teeth. We managed both the functional and psychological effect of it on the child and made efforts to preserve the orofacial structures by using Flexible Removable Partial Denture as our treatment modality. It was comfortable for the child, she adapted fast to it, and also the functions, esthetics and her psychological well-being were greatly improved.

Keywords: Congenital, Oligodontia, Tooth Germ, Flexible Denture,

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Please cite this article as: Idowu EA, Agbara R, Oladotun FO, Denloye O. Non-Syndromic Congenital, Oligodontia: Management of a Case in a Nigerian Child. J of IMAB. 2019 Oct-Dec;25(4):2862-2867.
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2019254.2862

Corresponding AutorCorrespondence to: Dr Agbara Rowland, Faculty of Dentistry, College of Health Sciences, University of Jos/ Department of Dental and Maxillofacial Surgery, Jos University Teaching Hospital, Plateau state, Nigeria; E-mail: row_prof@yahoo.com

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Received: 04 February 2019
Published online: 23 December 2019

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