Dentinogenesis imperfecta 1
Other Names for this Disease
- Capdepont teeth
- Dentinogenesis imperfecta Shields type 2
- Dentinogenesis imperfecta type 1
- Dentinogenesis imperfecta without osteogenesis imperfecta
- Opalescent dentin
Researchers have described three types of dentinogenesis imperfecta with similar dental abnormalities. Type I occurs in people who have osteogenesis imperfecta, a genetic condition in which bones are brittle and easily broken. Dentinogenesis imperfecta type II and type III usually occur in people without other inherited disorders. A few families with type II have progressive hearing loss in addition to dental abnormalities. Type III was first identified in a population in Brandywine, Maryland. Some researchers believe that dentinogenesis imperfecta type II and type III, along with a similar condition called dentin dysplasia type II, are actually forms of a single disorder.
- Dentinogenesis imperfecta. Genetics Home Reference (GHR). November 2009; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition=dentinogenesisimperfecta. Accessed 4/29/2011.
- Genetics Home Reference (GHR) contains information on Dentinogenesis imperfecta 1. This website is maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
- The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) is a federation of more than 130 nonprofit voluntary health organizations serving people with rare disorders. Click on the link to view information on this topic.
- The Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) is an catalog of human genes and genetic disorders. Each entry has a summary of related medical articles. It is meant for health care professionals and researchers. OMIM is maintained by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
- Orphanet is a European reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs. Access to this database is free of charge.
- PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Dentinogenesis imperfecta 1. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.
- Information about how to obtain dental coverage for someone with a congenital condition is available in the article: Gupta P, Segelnick SL, & Palat M. (2007). Congenital Diseases and a New York State Regulation: Help is Here. NY State Dent J, 73(4): 20-27.