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Article: Volume 44 Number 3 Page 174 - March 2017

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Restorative dentistry:  Type-1 Dentine Dysplasia – Diagnostic and Clinical Challenges in Restorative Management

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Abstract: Type-1 dentine dysplasia is a rare hereditary condition, associated with an abnormality in dentine formation. Deceptively, teeth have the clinical appearance of normality, however, radiographically, a different picture is seen; with multiple periapical radiolucencies associated with non-carious, unrestored teeth. This article reports the diagnostic and management challenges associated with dentine dysplasia in adults.

Clinical relevance: Early diagnosis and preventive advice within primary care are imperative in the long-term outcomes.

Author notes: Lakshmi Rasaratnam, BDS, MJDF RCS, Specialty Registrar in Restorative Dentistry and Serpil Djemal, BDS, MSc, MRD RCS, FDS RCS DipEd, Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, Department of Restorative Dentistry, King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill, Brixton, London SE5 9RS, UK.

Objective: To understand the key features of dentine dysplasia, provide preventive advice and refer to specialists for long-term treatment planning and management.