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Prevalence and severity of molar incisor hypomineralization in a region of Germany -- a brief communication.
J Public Health Dent. 2007 Summer; 67(3):148-50.JP

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

Molar incisor hypomineralization (MIH) is a developmental disturbance concerning permanent incisors and first permanent molars. The aim of this study was to ascertain the frequency of MIH in the region of central Hesse, Germany.

METHODS

1,022 children aged 6 to 12 years were surveyed during routine school-based dental examinations, which were conducted by the regional public health department. Symptoms of MIH were recorded and a DMF-T evaluation was carried out.

RESULTS

Approximately 6 percent (5.9 percent) of all examined children showed at least one ill-structured first permanent molar in terms of MIH. Furthermore, 57.9 percent of these children with hypomineralized first molars also showed changes in the enamel structure of the permanent incisors. Altogether, children with MIH showed a significantly higher DMF-T value for permanent teeth than children without MIH.

CONCLUSIONS

A carefully managed recall program for children affected by MIH is essential with regard to the increasing importance of preventive and restorative measures.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Medical Center of Odontology, Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17899899

Citation

Preusser, Sonja E., et al. "Prevalence and Severity of Molar Incisor Hypomineralization in a Region of Germany -- a Brief Communication." Journal of Public Health Dentistry, vol. 67, no. 3, 2007, pp. 148-50.
Preusser SE, Ferring V, Wleklinski C, et al. Prevalence and severity of molar incisor hypomineralization in a region of Germany -- a brief communication. J Public Health Dent. 2007;67(3):148-50.
Preusser, S. E., Ferring, V., Wleklinski, C., & Wetzel, W. E. (2007). Prevalence and severity of molar incisor hypomineralization in a region of Germany -- a brief communication. Journal of Public Health Dentistry, 67(3), 148-50.
Preusser SE, et al. Prevalence and Severity of Molar Incisor Hypomineralization in a Region of Germany -- a Brief Communication. J Public Health Dent. 2007;67(3):148-50. PubMed PMID: 17899899.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Prevalence and severity of molar incisor hypomineralization in a region of Germany -- a brief communication. AU - Preusser,Sonja E, AU - Ferring,Verena, AU - Wleklinski,Carl, AU - Wetzel,Willi-Eckhard, PY - 2007/9/29/pubmed PY - 2007/10/24/medline PY - 2007/9/29/entrez SP - 148 EP - 50 JF - Journal of public health dentistry JO - J Public Health Dent VL - 67 IS - 3 N2 - OBJECTIVES: Molar incisor hypomineralization (MIH) is a developmental disturbance concerning permanent incisors and first permanent molars. The aim of this study was to ascertain the frequency of MIH in the region of central Hesse, Germany. METHODS: 1,022 children aged 6 to 12 years were surveyed during routine school-based dental examinations, which were conducted by the regional public health department. Symptoms of MIH were recorded and a DMF-T evaluation was carried out. RESULTS: Approximately 6 percent (5.9 percent) of all examined children showed at least one ill-structured first permanent molar in terms of MIH. Furthermore, 57.9 percent of these children with hypomineralized first molars also showed changes in the enamel structure of the permanent incisors. Altogether, children with MIH showed a significantly higher DMF-T value for permanent teeth than children without MIH. CONCLUSIONS: A carefully managed recall program for children affected by MIH is essential with regard to the increasing importance of preventive and restorative measures. SN - 0022-4006 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17899899/Prevalence_and_severity_of_molar_incisor_hypomineralization_in_a_region_of_Germany____a_brief_communication_ L2 - https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/resolve/openurl?genre=article&sid=nlm:pubmed&issn=0022-4006&date=2007&volume=67&issue=3&spage=148 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -