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 CASE REPORT
Year : 2008  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 85-87

Dentinogenesis imperfecta: A case report


Department of Pedodontics, The Oxford Dental College and Hospital, Bangalore, India

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S N Sugnani
Department of Pedodontics, The Oxford Dental College and Hospital, Bangalore
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-4388.41624

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Dentinogenesis imperfecta is an autosomal dominant disorder of tooth development characterized by the presence of opalescent dentin, resulting in a dusky blue to brownish discoloration of the teeth. This condition is genetically and clinically heterogeneous; it may affect only the teeth or it may be associated with the osteogenesis imperfecta. Dentinogenesis imperfecta has been subdivided into three types: type I is associated with osteogenesis imperfecta; in type II there is no associated osteogenesis imperfecta; and when the condition is associated with the Brandywine triracial isolate and large pulp chambers it is classified as type III. This report describes a 16-year-old female patient who showed the characteristic dental features of dentinogenesis imperfecta type II. The etiology and prevalence of the disorder, and a comprehensive treatment plan, will be briefly reviewed.






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