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Kabuki Syndrome With Additional Dental Findings: A Case Report

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Kabuki Syndrome (KS) is a multiple congenital anomalies/mental retardation syndrome of unknown etiology. It is characterized by a dysmorphic face, postnatal growth retardation, skeletal abnormalities, mental retardation, and unusual dermatoglyphic patterns. The characteristic dental findings include hypodontia, microdontia, absence of upper lateral and lower central incisors and upper molars, abnormal tooth shape, widely spaced teeth, ectopic upper molars and malocclusion.

The purpose of this report is to describe common and additional dental findings and dental treatment of an 11-year old female patient with KS. This case report emphasises the importance of oral and dental manifestations for diagnosis.
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Document Type: Case Report

Affiliations: 1: Department of Pedodontics, School of Dentistry, Ege University, Bornova-Izmir, Turkey 2: Department of Medical Genetics, School of Medicine, Ege University, Bornova-Izmir, Turkey

Publication date: May 1, 2008

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  • Acquired after the merger between the American Society of Dentistry for Children and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry in 2002, the Journal of Dentistry for Children (JDC) is an internationally renowned journal whose publishing dates back to 1934. Published three times a year, JDC promotes the practice, education and research specifically related to the specialty of pediatric dentistry. It covers a wide range of topics related to the clinical care of children, from clinical techniques of daily importance to the practitioner, to studies on child behavior and growth and development. JDC also provides information on the physical, psychological and emotional conditions of children as they relate to and affect their dental health.
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