A catalogue of anomalies and traits of the primary dentition of southern Chinese

J Clin Pediatr Dent. 2008 Winter;32(2):139-46. doi: 10.17796/jcpd.32.2.w76653r22rnnn713.


Variation in size, form and morphology of the teeth result in anomalies such as macrodontia, microdontia, hyperdontia, hypodontia, double tooth, taurodontism and dens in dente. While traits that may occur more commonly in certain ethnic groups may be considered to be specific to that population. The characteristics of these anomalies and traits are presented along with the prevalence figures for their occurrence in primary dentition of southern Chinese.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anodontia / ethnology
  • Child, Preschool
  • China / epidemiology
  • Dens in Dente / ethnology
  • Dental Pulp Cavity / abnormalities
  • Humans
  • Photography, Dental
  • Prevalence
  • Tooth Abnormalities / classification
  • Tooth Abnormalities / ethnology*
  • Tooth Crown / abnormalities
  • Tooth, Deciduous / abnormalities*
  • Tooth, Supernumerary / ethnology