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Article: Volume 42 Number 9 Page 890 - November 2015

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  Dent Update 2015; 42: 890-891

Clinical Challenges Q&A:  Clinical Challenges Q&A 15. Brown Discoloration of Permanent Dentition

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Abstract: A 46-year-old male presented complaining about the discoloration of his teeth. Brown stains had been present earlier in life, in his primary dentition, and in the dentitions of other relatives and several residents of his town. Apart from joint stiffness and back pain, possibly due to his heavy work duties as a manual worker in a paint factory, he had no other serious medical problems.

Author notes: Professor Crispian Scully, CBE, MD, PhD, MDS, MRCS, BSc, FDS RCS, FDS RCPS, FFD RCSI, FDS RCSE, FRCPath, FMedSci, FHEA, FUCL, DSc, DChD, DMed(HC), Dr HC, Co-Director of WHO Collaborating Centre for Oral Health-General Health: and Emeritus Professor, University College London, UK and Dr Dimitrios Malamos, DDS, MSc, PhD, DipOM, Oral Medicine Clinic, National Organization for the Provision of Health Services (IKA), Athens, Greece.