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Familial aggregation of maxillary lateral incisor agenesis (MLIA)
  1. Pallavi Pandey1,
  2. Afroz Alam Ansari2,
  3. Kartik Choudhary1,
  4. Aditya Saxena1
  1. 1Department of Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry, Career Post Graduate Institute of Dental Sciences & Hospital, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
  2. 2Department of Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry, KGMU (Erstwhile KGMC), Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Afroz Alam Ansari, afrozalamansari{at}


Agenesis of maxillary lateral incisors and mandibular second premolars is the most frequent form of hypodontia. Its prevalence varies across population from 0.8% to 4.5%. Genetic aberrations and environmental factors may cause agenesis of one or more teeth. The management of child having such a problem is very important since diastema in teeth especially in upper anteriors not only affects child's physical appearance but also its psychological development as the child wants to look like other children. In this article is presented a case of non-syndromic agenesis of maxillary lateral incisors (MLIA) and mandibular central incisors in a 10-year-old boy (patient) in permanent dentition with its management along with the radiographic investigations and photographic presentations of the other members of his family affected with this condition.

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