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August 1953

FOURTEEN-YEAR REPORT OF FACIAL GROWTH IN CASE OF COMPLETE ANODONTIA WITH ECTODERMAL DYSPLASIA

Author Affiliations

CHICAGO
From the Departments of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontia, and Prosthodontia, University of Illinois College of Dentistry.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1953;86(2):162-169. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1953.02050080171004
Abstract

THE IMPORTANCE of the deciduous and permanent teeth in the development of the face and jaws has been a much-debated question for a long time. In 1938 a child aged 1 year 9 months was referred to us because no teeth had appeared in the oral cavity. Roentgenographic examination revealed the complete absence of teeth and tooth buds. Study of serial cephalometric roentgenograms taken up to the age of 5 years 4 months revealed that craniofacial development was within the lower limits of normal and proceeding at a normal rate.1

The previous report (2 to 5 years) was concerned with the period of growth and eruption of the deciduous dentition and craniofacial development. The present report is concerned in addition with a 10-year followup (6 to 16 years) of craniofacial development in the same patient with complete anodontia during the period normally covering eruption of the permanent dentition. Serial

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