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Article: Volume 42 Number 10 Page 960 - December 2015

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  Dent Update 2015; 42: 960-964

Paediatric dentistry:  Conservative Management of Macrodontia in the Mixed Dentition Stage − A Case Report

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Abstract: Macrodontia is a rare dental abnormality, which can cause cosmetic concerns. Various management techniques for this condition have been documented in the literature. This case describes the initial management of macrodontia in the mixed dentition stage with the use of a minimally invasive approach to treatment.

Clinical relevance: The importance of early referral of dental abnormities is highlighted. Short- and long-term treatment options for macrodontia are described, including the impact such anomalies can have on the developing dentition.

Author notes: Ann R Harker, BDS(Hons), MFDS RCSEd, Clinical Demonstrator in Paediatric Dentistry, Leeds University and General Dental Practitioner, Sian Walley, BDS, MFDS RCSEd, FHEA, Clinical Lecturer in Paediatric Dentistry and Sondos Albadri, BDS, PhD, MFDS RCSEd, MPaedDent RCS(Eng), FHEA, FDS (Paed Dent) RCS(Eng), Senior Lecturer/Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, University of Liverpool, UK.

Objective: To describe the short- and long-term treatment options for this dental abnormality and give an example of a case.