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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 132-135

Genetics in pediatric dentistry


Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Dr. R. Ahmed Dental College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Suchetana Goswami
Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Dr. R. Ahmed Dental College and Hospital, 114, Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Road, Kolkata - 700 014, West Bengal
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/srmjrds.srmjrds_42_17

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Genetics plays a very important role in normal craniofacial development, abnormal dental anomalies, and different dental diseases such as dental caries, periodontitis, and dental malocclusion. Even it has a great role in different oral cancers also. Very little importance given in genetic screening and diagnosis of dental diseases. This article attempts to gather insight about different dental diseases and their genetic basis, the need for genetic screening and testing to avoid future problems.


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