Hypodontia: prevalence and pattern amongst the living Druze population - a Near Eastern genetic isolate.

@article{Alsoleihat2014HypodontiaPA,
  title={Hypodontia: prevalence and pattern amongst the living Druze population - a Near Eastern genetic isolate.},
  author={Firas D Alsoleihat and Ameen Sameh Khraisat},
  journal={Homo : internationale Zeitschrift fur die vergleichende Forschung am Menschen},
  year={2014},
  volume={65 3},
  pages={201-13}
}
The Druze population is a small-sized Near Eastern genetic isolate with high rates of consanguineous marriages. The present study aimed at investigating prevalence, pattern and distribution of hypodontia in the permanent dentition, excluding wisdom teeth, amongst this population. Panoramic radiographs, dental casts, and anamnestic records of 85 un-admixed Druze schoolchildren (45 males, 40 females; age range=14-18 years, mean age=16 years, SD=0.5 years) were examined for evidence of hypodontia… CONTINUE READING