Craniofacial and Dental Developmental Defects

Diagnosis and Management

  • J Timothy Wright

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Sylvia A. Frazier-Bowers, Heather M. Hendricks
    Pages 11-26
  3. W. Kim Seow, J. Timothy Wright
    Pages 81-96
  4. Hani Nazzal, Monty S. Duggal
    Pages 97-111
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 125-129

About this book


This book is intended as a reference that will provide the practitioner with a framework for establishing a diagnosis and developing a suitable treatment plan in patients presenting with a range of developmental defects of the teeth. The conditions covered include failure of tooth eruption, hypodontia, premature tooth exfoliation, defects of enamel development, and defects of dentin development, with full consideration of both syndromic and non-syndromic defects. In each case the phenotype and genotype are first described, followed by diagnostic information, including the availability of genetic testing, and treatment options. Summarizing tables are used to highlight the key diagnostic features, and helpful illustrated case presentations are included. Cleft palate is also addressed, with details on etiology, phenotypes, treatment timing and approaches, and dental management. The closing chapter provides stimulating reflections on potential future directions in the diagnosis and treatment of these disorders, encompassing changes in management related to environmental–genetic interactions, tissue engineering, and materials.


Cleft Patient Dentin Development Enamel Development Genetic Testing Hypodontia Tooth Eruption

Editors and affiliations

  • J Timothy Wright
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pediatric DentistryUniversity of North Carolina School of DentistryChapel HillUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-13056-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-13057-6
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