Article: Volume 10 Number 4 Page 126 - October 2017

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  Orth Update 2017; 10: 126-130

Orthodontics:  The Aberrant Canine Part 1: Aetiology and Diagnosis

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Abstract: The eruption of the permanent canine, particularly the maxillary tooth, is a milestone in dental development. Although often uneventful, occasionally there are disturbances in eruption, the management of which can be one of the more challenging aspects of orthodontics. This article is presented in two parts. Part 1 gives an overview of the possible aetiology and diagnosis of the aberrant canine tooth.

Clinical relevance: Awareness of the possible sequelae of unerupted canines is important in diagnosis and treatment planning.

Author notes: Tarun K Mittal, BDS, DDS, MFDS RCS(Ed), MOrth RCS(Ed), Post-CCST Specialist Registrar, Leeds Dental Institute and The York Hospital, Nikki E Atack, BDS, MSc, MOrth RCS, FDS RCS, Consultant Orthodontist, Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton and Bristol Dental School, University of Bristol, Hywel J Naish, BSc, BDS, MFDS RCS(Ed), MOrth RCS(Ed) Specialist Practitioner, Cathedral Orthodontics, Cardiff, Julie C Williams, BDS, DDS, MOrth, MDTFEd, CertED FHEA, MA(Ethics of Healthcare), PGCert (Conscious Sedation and Pain Control), DPDS, Academic Clinical Lecturer in Orthodontics, Bristol Dental School, University of Bristol, James S Puryer, BDS, DPDS, MFDS RCS(Eng), MDFTEd, MSc, FHEA, Clinical Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry, Bristol Dental School, University of Bristol, Jonathan R Sandy, BDS, MSc, PhD, MOrth RCS, FDS RCS, FDS RCS(Ed), FFD RCS, Professor of Orthodontics and Dean of Health Sciences, University of Bristol, Anthony J Ireland, BDS, MSc, PhD, MOrth RCS, FDS RCS, FHEA, Professor of Orthodontics, Bristol Dental School, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK.

Objective: To inform of possible aetiology and diagnosis of the aberrant canine.

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