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Solitary Median Maxillary Central Incisor Versus Agenesis of the Maxillary Central Incisor

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A solitary median maxillary central incisor (SMMCI) is rare and affected individuals may carry a potentially serious condition known as SMMCI syndrome. However, many of these cases do not receive proper attention because they are misdiagnosed as agenesis of the maxillary central incisor. The purpose of this manuscript is to report two cases of children with only one maxillary central incisor and draw diagnostic differences between the entities. A correct diagnosis is very important because if an SMMCI is confirmed, the patient should be referred for genetic counseling.
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Keywords: CENTRAL INCISOR; SOLITARIAN MEDIAN MAXILLARY CENTRAL INCISOR (SMMCI); TOOTH AGENESIS

Document Type: Case Report

Affiliations: 1: Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, University of Sáo Paulo, Ribeiráo Preto, Sáo Paulo, Brazil 2: Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, University of Sáo Paulo, Ribeiráo Preto, Sáo Paulo, Brazil. juliana_a[email protected]

Publication date: January 1, 2016

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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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