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Bilateral maxillary palatal talon cusps in deciduous central incisors
  1. Jehan AlHumaid
  1. Department of Preventive Dental Sciences, College of Dentistry, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, P.O.Box 1982, Dammam 31441, Saudi Arabia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Jehan AlHumaid, jaalhumaid{at}


‘Talon cusp’ is a developmental dental disturbance characterised by a cuspal projection in the cingulum area or cementoenamel junction, with normal enamel and dentin containing varying degrees of pulp tissue. The prevalence of talon cusp varies with race, age and the criteria used for diagnosis. It has been reported in the maxillary and mandibular arches of both the deciduous and permanent dentitions. The prevalence of the talon cusp in the deciduous dentition is reported to be 2.1% in Saudi Arabian subjects. The purpose of this paper is to report the rare bilateral presence of talon cusps on the deciduous maxillary central incisors of a 4-year-old female patient with a family history of consanguineous marriage.

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  • Contributors Jehan AlHumaid examined the patient and wrote the case report including literature review and finalized draft.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Parental/guardian consent obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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