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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 264-267

Craniofacial manifestations and dental considerations in association with achondroplasia: Clinical insight and report of a case

1 Department of Dental Surgery, North DMC Medical College, Hindu Rao Hospital, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Oral Medicine, Diagnosis and Radiology, Desh Bhagat Dental College and Hospital, Muktsar, Punjab, India

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Nidhi Chhabra
Department of Dental Surgery, North DMC Medical College, Hindu Rao Hospital, New Delhi
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0976-433X.195680

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Achondroplasia is of clinical interest in dental practice because of its distinctive craniofacial features, which include relative macrocephaly, a short posterior cranial base, depressed nasal bridge, and maxillary hypoplasia. Treatment planning for such patients is often considered challenging as the presence of a large head, implanted shunt, airway obstruction, and difficulty in head control require special precautions during dental management. The present article reports the craniofacial manifestations of a 14-year-old male patient having achondroplasia, considerations taken in his dental management and the management done.

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