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Title: Dental irregularities in identical twins
Authors: Boffa, Charles J.
Keywords: Teeth -- Abnormalities -- Genetic aspects -- Case studies
Twins -- Case studies
Dental care -- Case studies
Issue Date: 1966
Publisher: The St. Luke`s Hospital Gazette
Citation: Boffa, C.J. (1966). Dental irregularities in identical twins. The St. Luke`s Hospital Gazette, 1(2), 59.
Abstract: An usual case is reported with regards to identical twins, two eight year old girls. A description of how one of them had been diagnosed and given treatment for a dental irregularity is provided. A cyst and the overlying tissue were completely removed, the crown of the tooth exposed and healing proceeded normally. Children suffering from such conditions are occasionally met, but this case is of considerable interest due to the fact that three months later, the same identical treatment was carried out on this patient`s twin sister. This brings to the conclusion that certain morphological characteristics of teeth are genetically determined and may provide interesting data for evaluating the characteristics of twins.
Appears in Collections:TSLHG, Volume 1, Issue 2
TSLHG, Volume 1, Issue 2

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