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Article: Volume 42 Number 6 Page 548 - July/August 2015

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  Dent Update 2015; 42: 548-555

Oral surgery:  Odontogenic Cysts - An Overview

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Abstract: This article aims to discuss the clinical features, radiological assessment, histopathology and management of a variety of odontogenic cysts. It also highlights the reclassification of odontogenic keratocysts to keratocystic odontogenic tumours.

Clinical relevance: Dentists should be aware of the multiple odontogenic cysts that can present in the oral cavity and be able to formulate appropriate management plans.

Author notes: Namita V Nayyer, BDS, MFDS RCPS(Glasg), Specialty Registrar in Oral Surgery, Michaelina Macluskey, BDS, FDS RCS(Eng), PhD, FDS RCS(Oral Surg), FHEA, Senior Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Oral Surgery, William Keys BDS, MFDS RCPS(Glasg), Specialty Registrar in Restorative Dentistry, Dundee Dental Hospital and School, Park Place, Dundee, DD1 4HR, UK.

Objective: To understand the diagnosis and management of odontogenic cysts.