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Article: Volume 42 Number 10 Page 945 - December 2015

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  Dent Update 2015; 42: 945-950

Paediatric dentistry:  Amelogenesis Imperfecta with Coronal Resorption: Report of Three Cases

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Abstract: Intracoronal resorption of the permanent dentition in cases of amelogenesis imperfecta (AI) is a rare finding which poses an added complication to the already complex management of this condition. This paper presents three cases of AI associated with delayed eruption of permanent teeth in which asymptomatic intracoronal resorption occurred.

Clinical relevance: This paper highlights the fact that teeth affected with amelogenesis imperfecta may undergo asymptomatic intracoronal resorption which is only identifiable radiographically.

Author notes: Shannu K Bhatia, BDS, MDS, MFDS RCS(Eng), Specialist Registrar in Paediatric Dentistry, Paediatric Dentistry Unit, Cardiff University Dental Hospital, Heath Park, M Lindsay Hunter, BDS, FDS RCSEd, MScD, FDS(Paed) RCSEd, PhD, Clinical Reader and Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry, Dental Health and Biological Sciences, Wales College of Medicine, School of Dentistry, Heath Park, Cardiff CF14 4XY and Paul F Ashley, BDS, FDS RCSEd, PhD, Senior Lecturer/Honorary Consultant and Programme Director, Department of Paediatric Dentistry, Eastman Dental Institute, 256 Gray’s Inn Road, London WC1X 8LD, UK.

Objective: To increase awareness of the possibility of this dental anomaly occurring in any patient with AI as prompt intervention is indicated.