Article: Volume 45 Number 5 Page 471 - May 2018

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  Dent Update 2018; 45: 471-472

Technique Tips:  Managing Young Patients with Molar Incisor Hypomineralization

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Abstract: Molar incisor hypomineralization (MIH) is a developmental anomaly that affects the first permanent molar teeth and often the permanent incisors. Hypomineralization is a qualitative defect, ie there is a reduced mineral content in the enamel. MIH is a relatively common condition and it has a prevalence of 14.5% in the UK.

Author notes: Ayesha Patel, BDS, MFDS RCS(Ed), PGcert Dental Ed, Specialty Registrar, Rachna Chawla, BDS, MFDS RCS(Ed), PGcert, Specialty Doctor and Suzanne Dunkley, BDS, MFDS, MClinDent (Paed Dent), MPaedDent, FDS, RCS(Paed Dent), Consultant Paediatric Dentistry, Eastman Dental Hospital, 256 Gray’s Inn Road, London WC1X 8LD, UK.