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Citation Information : Grewal N. Prevalence of Shape-related Developmental Dental Anomalies in India: A Retrospective Study. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2020; 13 (4):407-411.
License: CC BY-NC 4.0
Published Online: 18-01-2021
Copyright Statement: Copyright © 2020; The Author(s).
Aim and objective: The aim and objective of this study was to review the literature to analyze the prevalence of developmental dental anomalies regarding shape in India. Background: Although there have been several studies investigating the prevalence of individual dental anomalies related to shape, only a few studies considered all subtypes and their distribution among genders, especially in India. Results: An electronic search was made in the PUBMED database to review prevalence-based data on developmental dental anomalies related to shape in India up to December 2018. A diverse range of results regarding prevalence of developmental dental anomalies related to shape were seen in these studies due to vast regional, cultural, and ethnic diversities and various environmental factors affecting the tooth development. Conclusion: There is a necessity to conduct more study on shape-related dental anomalies because there are very limited studies regarding prevalence of concrescence, dilacerations, and accessory root and various associated factors. Clinical significance: Early diagnosis and timely management of these anomalies can prevent complications. The knowledge on identification and prevalence of dental anomalies helps the dental practitioners improve the treatment plan. The prevalence studies can be of utmost importance in the formulation of oral healthcare programs by using their data to analyze the intensity of dental anomalies.