Nonsyndromic Tooth Agenesis Overview

In: GeneReviews® [Internet]. Seattle (WA): University of Washington, Seattle; 1993.


The purpose of this overview is to increase the awareness of clinicians regarding the genetic causes of nonsyndromic tooth agenesis (NSTA), inform genetic counseling of at-risk family members, and review management options.

The following are the goals of this overview.

Goal 1: Describe the clinical characteristics of nonsyndromic tooth agenesis (NSTA).

Goal 2: Review the genetic causes of NSTA.

Goal 3: Provide an evaluation strategy to identify the genetic cause of NSTA in a proband (when possible).

Goal 4: Inform genetic counseling of family members of an individual with NSTA.

Goal 5: Review management of NSTA following diagnosis: evaluations, treatment, and surveillance.

Publication types

  • Review