Amelogenesis imperfecta : a diagnostic and pathological review with case illustration

Show simple item record Harryparsad, Ashana Rahman, L. Bunn, Belinda K. 2013-11-26T09:59:09Z 2014-10-30T00:20:06Z 2013-10
dc.description.abstract Amelogenesis imperfecta is an inherited disorder of enamel development, which results in morphological defects of both the primary and secondary dentition, usually in the absence of systemic involvement. Mutational defects involving the genes that encode for enamel matrix proteins and proteinases are implicated in this disorder. The phenotypic expression is variable, spanning a spectrum from barely discernible changes to severe aesthetic and functional enamel defects. The specific type and location of the genetic mutation, as well as the mode of inheritance, determine the clinical presentation. Clinical recognition and early therapeutic intervention are required for the most successful outcome. An essential component of the treatment process includes patient counselling and education. Patient management requires a dedicated multidisciplinary approach. The disorder is reviewed here with emphasis on the clinical significance for the oral healthcare worker. In addition, a case is presented in order to provide an example of treatment planning and dental management. en_US
dc.description.librarian am2013 en_US
dc.description.librarian ay2013 en
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dc.identifier.citation Harryparsad, A, Rahman, L & Bunn, BK 2013, 'Amelogenesis imperfecta : a diagnostic and pathological review with case illustration', South African Dental Journal, vol. 68, no. 9, pp. 404-407. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1029-4864 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2519-0105 (online)
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher South African Dental Association en_US
dc.rights South African Dental Association en_US
dc.subject Amelogenesis imperfecta en_US
dc.subject Disorder of enamel development en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Dental enamel -- Diseases -- Genetic aspects en
dc.subject.lcsh Patient education -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Teeth -- Abnormalities -- Treatment en
dc.title Amelogenesis imperfecta : a diagnostic and pathological review with case illustration en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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