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Kozma Andrei, Iordan Dumitru Andreea Dona, Bodnar Cristina and Agop-Forna Doriana

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Deciduous teeth cavities represent a frequent type of illness, which constitutes one of the most important dental health problems in pre-school children, caused by the direct implications and the possible consequences that it may have on permanent teeth. Even if a decrease in the incidence of dental cavities is registered in the industrialized countries of the world, when it comes to deciduous teeth, the frequency of the cavities is still high, at least for some certain social groups of the population. The purpose of the study is to collect current data on dental morbidity in the preschool population. There is not as much data concerning dental health in pre-school children as there is about school children, the reason being that preschoolar children are more difficult to consult. Material and Method: The study was conducted in a pediatric-clinic in Bucharest for a period of 5 years (ian. 01, 2013-dec. 31, 2018). The children included in the study are children who have had tooth decay. The number of children who participated in the study is 276. Results and Discussions: Of the 276 children studied, the highest incidence of tooth decay was for the age group between 3-4 years. This may signify, on one hand, a relatively high number of cavities at a young age, and on the other hand, the level of parental interest in dental care. Conclusions: The main conclusion of our study highlights the need to establish dental health education programs in both national and community level, where kindergartens and schools, have a great potential for influencing dental health care habits in children.

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Iordan Dumitru Andreea Dona, Kozma Andrei, Bodnar Cristina and Agop-Forna Doriana

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Aim: This article is set on presenting various types of anodontia, the most frequent types found in a dental office and to bring awareness to parents and also the dentists on the signs of agenesis and its consequences in time. Material and method: for a year (1st September 2017 – 31th August 2018) various patients with different types and locations of anodontia were diagnosed correctly by an oral and radiological exam in a dental office. Results. Anodontia is found almost equally in both sexes without major differences between males and females. Real agenesis is most frequently found in the second premolars – study reports show that this is because of phylogenetic evolution. False agenesis is more frequent in the 3rd molars because they are most likely extracted. Third molars are usually extracted because they don’t have space to emerge on the maxilla or mandible or they emerge in a vicious position. Canine agenesis has a very low frequency. Conclusions: It is very important to do a thorough check-up and a correct case history followed by radiological investigations each time a suspicion of a possible anodontia exists. It can only be certainly diagnosed by having a full oral and radiological exam. Also a difference must be made between the real, false and pseudoanaodontia.