A systematic review: the prevelance of partial edentulourism in patients with ectodermal dysplasia

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Nur Qistina Binti Ahmad Fauzi., Ashok and Dhanraj

Aim: To compile information regarding how ectodermal dysplasia is managed through various dental treatments.
Materials and Method: A detailed search was performed on articles related to ectodermal dysplasia. Specifically, in this review, it focuses on the treatment plans in children with this disease. A search was performed in the PubMed (Medline) and Web of Science databases to collect relevant information on the restoration of oral function in ED patients using dentures.
Results: 538 in total of related articles and abstracts were obtained from using the electronic search. During the initial screening, 420 articles were excluded. 118 articles were then completely evaluated resulting in only 53 being assesed as it fulfills the inclusion criteria of the systematic review. At the end, only 18 studies were used for assessment.
Conclusion: In a nutshell, the capability of deciding on a treatment for patients that have hypodontia in accordance to the evidence is not yet possible. Although implant therapy for hypodontia patients have a better outcome, when dealing with children, removable partial denture is the most suitable choice.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24327/ijcar.2017.2991.0161