Illustrated Pediatric Dentistry - Part 4

Genetic Aspect of Dental Diseases

Author(s): Abi M. Thomas*, Niraja Gupta, Madulika Kabra and Prachi Goyal

Pp: 349-371 (23)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815080834123010018

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


Genetics is the study of genes at all levels from molecules to populations. Common dental diseases such as dental caries, periodontal disease and malocclusion are influenced by environmental factors. However, even in these diseases, the genetic aspects that influence the degree of susceptibility should not be overlooked. Dental practitioners would find value in understanding the genetic contribution to caries risk as they would be able to explain to patients that some forms of decay are more strongly associated with inherited risk and these patients could be monitored more closely and provided with more aggressive preventive programs.

Keywords: Chromosome, Dental diseases, Genetic counselling, Genetics, Syndromes.

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