Dental agenesis: review of the literature and report of two cases


  • Luz Ángela Arboleda-A. Universidad de Antioquia
  • Jacqueline Echeverri-E. Universidad de Antioquia
  • Luz Ángela Restrepo-P. Universidad de Antioquia
  • Martha Lucía Marín-B. Universidad de Antioquia
  • Gonzalo Vásquez-P. Universidad de Antioquia
  • July Catalina Gómez-M. Universidad de Antioquia
  • Hugo Alexánder Manco-G. Universidad de Antioquia
  • Clara María Pérez-S. Universidad de Antioquia
  • Elizabeth Taborda-F. Universidad de Antioquia



Toothe development, Tooth agenesis, Hypodontia, Anodontia, Syndromes, MSX1, PAX9, Multifactorial


Tooth agenesis is the most common anomaly of craniofacial development. The purpose of this report is to present a brief review of literature about tooth agenesis, which includes: terminology, etiology, prevalence, associated syndromes and dental anomalies. Two clinical cases are presented. In Colombia there are no studies which allow us to determine the genetic causes of this anomaly, more research is needed in this area in order to clarify its etiology.

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Arboleda-A., L. Ángela, Echeverri-E., J., Restrepo-P., L. Ángela, Marín-B., M. L., Vásquez-P., G., Gómez-M., J. C., Manco-G., H. A., Pérez-S., C. M., & Taborda-F., E. (2009). Dental agenesis: review of the literature and report of two cases. Revista Facultad De Odontología Universidad De Antioquia, 18(1), 47–54.

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