Other Names for this Disease
- Anodontia of permanent dentition
- Absence of permanent teeth
 The primary (baby) or permanent (adult) teeth may be involved. Anodontia is extremely rare when present in a pure form (without associated abnormalities). In most cases, the phenomenon is associated with a group of conditions called the ectodermal dysplasias. In these cases, abnormalities are also noted in the hair, nails, and sweat glands. Anodontia is an autosomal recessive condition. A specific gene has not yet been identified. Treatment involves replacement of the teeth with dentures or implants.Anodontia is a dental condition characterized by complete absence of teeth.
Last updated: 10/7/2015
- Anodontia. National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). 2006; http://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/anodontia/. Accessed 10/7/2015.
- Bloch-Zupan A. Anodontia. Orphanet. January 2013; http://www.orpha.net/consor/cgi-bin/OC_Exp.php?lng=en&Expert=99797. Accessed 10/7/2015.
- The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) has a report for patients and families about this condition. NORD is a patient advocacy organization for individuals with rare diseases and the organizations that serve them.
- The Monarch Initiative brings together data about this condition from humans and other species to help physicians and biomedical researchers. Monarch’s tools are designed to make it easier to compare the signs and symptoms (phenotypes) of different diseases and discover common features. This initiative is a collaboration between several academic institutions across the world and is funded by the National Institutes of Health. Visit the website to explore the biology of this condition.
- Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) is a 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 Anodontia. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.