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How do you manage pediatric patients with congenital tooth defects?

This video presentation is available through the School of Dentistry at the University of Michigan

The video is presented by Dr. Jan CC Hu, BDS, PhD, Department of Biologic and Materials Sciences at the University of Michigan

Video Objectives

  • Recognize the special challenges presented by patients with inherited dental defects.
  • Understand stage-appropriate objectives when devising a treatment plan. 
  • Become familiar with treatment options for patients with inherited dental defects. 

The questions that your patients with congenital dental defects will want to know from you:

  • What is the diagnosis?
  • Can these teeth be treated?
  • How likely will my child need to go through life with the same condition?


  1. A 6-step approach to management: 
  2. Risk identification
  3. Early diagnosis 
  4. Remineralization and desensitization
  5. Prevention of caries and post eruption breakdown
  6. Extractions and restorations
  7. Maintenance

Watch the video


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