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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 44-47

Familial occurrence of numerical variants hypodontia and hyperdontia in siblings: A rare report in primary dentition

1 Narayana Dental College and Hospital, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Abhiram Institute of Medical Science, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Dr. Sreekanth Kumar Mallineni
Narayana Dental College and Hospital, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/njecp.njecp_8_16

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Hypodontia is a condition of less teeth than normal complement while when there are more teeth than complement, it is called hyperdontia. The occurrence of hypodontia and hyperdontia in a family is very rare. The purpose of this short communication is to describe the occurrence of numerical variants of hypodontia and hyperdontia in siblings belonging to a family. Studies have indicated genetic factors may influence numerical variations of teeth. A genetic correlation of hypodontia and hyperdontia has been described and suggested for further studies. As with hypodontia, hyperdontia in the primary dentition is rare.

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