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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

About the editors

J. Timothy Wright gained his DDS from West Virginia University School of Dentistry and his MS/Cert from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he also completed a postdoctoral fellowship. In 1990 he received his board certification from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Since then he has been a member of the Graduate Faculty of the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill, becoming Professor in the UNC School of Dentistry in 1995. Since 2004 Dr. Wright has been Chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at UNC School of Dentistry. He has in the past also had terms as Colgate Visiting Professor at Otago University, Dunedin, New Zealand, Visiting Professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand, and Gorlin Visiting Professor at the University of Minnesota. On three occasions Dr. Wright has won the William J Gies Award from the American Association for Dental Research. In 2006 he was appointed James Bawden Distinguished Professor at UNC and in 2012 he received an Honorary Lifetime Membership Award from the UNC Dental Alumni Association. He has served on numerous committees and other bodies, including as Chair of the American Dental Association’s Council on Scientific Affairs. Dr. Wright currently sits on the Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s Scientific Affairs Committee and is President of the IADR Mineralized Tissue Group (2012-3). He is a member of the editorial boards of the Archives of Oral Biology and the Japanese Pediatric Dental Journal and is the author of 160 articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Craniofacial and Dental Developmental Defects
  • Book Subtitle Diagnosis and Management
  • Editors J Timothy Wright
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-13056-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-34531-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-13057-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages V, 129
  • Number of Illustrations 10 b/w illustrations, 46 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Dentistry
    Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
    Human Genetics
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