Home > Journals > Minerva Stomatologica > Past Issues > Articles online first > Minerva Stomatologica 2014 Jan 14





A Journal on Dentistry and Maxillofacial Surgery

Official Journal of the Italian Society of Odontostomatology and Maxillofacial Surgery
Indexed/Abstracted in: CAB, EMBASE, Index to Dental Literature, PubMed/MEDLINE, Scopus, Emerging Sources Citation Index



Minerva Stomatologica 2014 Jan 14


language: English

Inclusion of all permanent mandibular molars and all maxillary second and third molars: a case report and review of the literature

Corega C. 1, 2, Vaida L. 3, Festila D. G. 4, Rigoni G. 5, Albanese M. 5, D’Agostino A. 5, Chiarini G. 6, Nocini P. F. 5, Bertossi D. 5

1 Department of Orthodontics, University Paris V Renee Descartes, Paris, France; 2 University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iuliu Hatieganu, Cluj-Napoca, Romania; 3 Department of Dental Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy University of Oradea, Oradea, Romania; 4 Department of Orthodontics, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, “Iuliu Hatieganu”, Cluj-Napoca, Romania; 5 Section of Dentistry and Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Verona, Verona, Italy; 6 Private Practitioner, Modena, Italy


Simultaneous impactions of first, second, and third permanent molars on both mandibular sides together with the all maxillary second and third molars is a clinical situation never reported before in the literature and it might be a difficult challenge for maxillofacial surgeons and dentists. Early diagnosis and treatment of eruption disturbances contributes to optimal outcomes. This article reports the treatment of an adult with severe impaction of all mandibular first, second, and third molars together with all maxillary second and third molars, which limits the masticatory function and dental arch integrity. The impacted molars were surgically removed as the patients declined orthodontic treatment. The combined surgical-orthodontic approach represents a challenging treatment and the optimal one as it eliminates the need for prosthetic rehabilitation and implant replacement of the impacted molars, when accepted.

top of page

Publication History

Cite this article as

Corresponding author e-mail