Cleidocranial dysplasia: 2 generations of management

J Can Dent Assoc. 2006 May;72(4):337-42.


Patients with cleidocranial dysplasia (CCD) commonly present with significant dental problems, such as retention of multiple deciduous teeth, impaction or delay in eruption of permanent teeth and, often, the presence of supernumerary teeth. Several approaches have been described for the management of such patients. We report 2 cases illustrating the shift in the management paradigm from edentulation and prosthetic replacement to orthodontically assisted forced eruption and fixed appliance orthodontic treatment combined with orthognathic surgery.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Child
  • Cleidocranial Dysplasia / complications*
  • Dental Implantation, Endosseous
  • Dental Implants
  • Dental Prosthesis, Implant-Supported*
  • Denture, Overlay
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Malocclusion, Angle Class III / etiology*
  • Malocclusion, Angle Class III / surgery
  • Orthodontic Extrusion / instrumentation*
  • Osteotomy, Le Fort
  • Tooth Extraction
  • Tooth, Unerupted / etiology*
  • Tooth, Unerupted / therapy


  • Dental Implants