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Year : 1990  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 185-187

Oro-Dental Pattern in Mentally Retarded


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2 Lecturer in Orthodontics, Faculty of Dental Sciences, K.G's. Medical College, Lucknow, India
3 Senior Resident, Department of Neurology, K.G's. Medical College, Lucknow, India
4 Senior Demonstrator, Orthodontics, Faculty ct Dental Sciences, K.G's. Medical College, Lucknow, India
5 Lecturer, Forensic Medicine, B.R.D, Medical College, Gorakhpur, India
6 Reader in Medicine, K.G's. Medical College, Lucknow, India
7 Reader in Psychiatry, K.G's. Medical College, Lucknow, India

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Pradeep Tandon


Pradeep Tandon
Lecturer in Orthodontics, Faculty of Dental Sciences, K.G's. Medical College, Lucknow
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The study was carried out in 25 mentally retarded children and compared with equal number of normal children. They were subjected to detailed psychiatric evaluation and dental examination. The dental anomalies were corroborated with cephalometric analysis of lateral cephalograms. It was concluded that all mentally retarded children had some dental abnormality in them in form of dental malocclusion, wide inter dental spaces, absence of teeth etc. We suggest early dental management for such patients for reinforcing their neuromuscular coordination modifying the mastication power, swallowing, speech, stomatognathic function and above all their facial profile for better social acceptance.



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