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Non-syndromic Multiple Hyperdontia in Monozygotic Twin Sisters: A Report of Two Cases

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Supernumerary teeth are common in the general population, with a prevalence that varies between 0.1 percent to 3.8 percent. Multiple supernumerary teeth are associated with Gardner's syndrome, Fabry-Anderson syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, labial palatal cleft, and cleidocranial dysplasia. Multiple hyperdontia not associated with syndromes is rare and ranges between 0.04 percent to 0.1 percent. The purpose of this report was to describe the occurrence of nonsyndromic multiple hyperdontia in monozygotic twin sisters.

Keywords: HYPERDONTIA; MONOZYGOTIC TWINS; PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY

Document Type: Case Report

Affiliations: 1: Department of Pediatric Dentistry, The Maurice and Gabriela Goldschleger School of Dental Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel 2: Department of Pediatric Dentistry, The Maurice and Gabriela Goldschleger School of Dental Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel. [email protected]

Publication date: January 1, 2014

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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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