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Minerva Stomatologica 2013 November-December;62(11-12):447-54

language: English, Italian

Odontostomatological aspects in patients with Williams syndrome: a series of 4 cases

Cingano L. 1, Servetto R. 2, Loria P. 3, Calcagno E. 4

1 Section of Dentistry, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy;
2 Private Practitioner, Genoa, Italy;
3 Unit of Dentistry, G. Gaslini Hospital, Genoa, Italy;
4 Private Practitioner, Genoa, Italy


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The authors examined four patients with Williams syndrome presenting characteristic odontostomatological alterations. Agenesis, dental deposits, chewing difficulties due to bone malformations and poor cooperation of patients with malformations also in other districts and mental and physical retardation require the dentist to adopt different approaches, from restorative to orthodontic treatment, from periodontal to professional oral hygiene treatment.

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