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Dental management of isolated growth hormone deficiency: a case report

  • Nurcan Buduneli1
  • Ali Riza Alpoz2,*,
  • Umit Candan2
  • Levent Kardesler1
  • Enver Yetkiner1

1Department of Periodontology, Ege University Dental Faculty, 35100 Bornova, Izmir,Turkey

2Department of Periodontology, Ege University Dental Faculty, 35100 Bornova, Izmir,Turkey

DOI: 10.17796/jcpd.29.3.h221m155250u323w Vol.29,Issue 3,July 2005 pp.263-266

Published: 01 July 2005

*Corresponding Author(s): Ali Riza Alpoz E-mail:


In case of growth hormone deficiency, periodontal problems may accompany due to the abnormal for-mation of teeth making plaque accumulation easier. The purpose of this report is to describe dental management of a 14-year old female patient with isolated growth hormone deficiency. She was referred to the Department of Periodontology for treatment of severe gingival inflammation. Peri-odontal treatment was done by means of scaling and root planning and the patient as well as her father was instructed on better oral hygiene. Following completion of the initial periodontal treatment and improvement of oral hygiene, the dentin carious lesions in the upper incisors were restored. Ortho-dontic treatment as well as treatment with human growth hormone supplementation was planned.

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Nurcan Buduneli,Ali Riza Alpoz,Umit Candan,Levent Kardesler,Enver Yetkiner. Dental management of isolated growth hormone deficiency: a case report. Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry. 2005. 29(3);263-266.


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