Enamel defects of human primary dentition as virtual memory of early developmental events

Naser Asl Aminabadi, Sina Ghertasi Oskouei, Firoz Pouralibaba, Zahra Jamali & Farzaneh Pakdel
Background and aims. The objectives of the present study were to investigate the prevalence and the position of enamel defects of primary teeth and hence to estimate the approximate time of an insult. Material and methods. 121 children aged 3 to 5 years were included in the study. The Modified Developmental Defects of Enamel Index was used to diagnose and classify the defects. The defects were categorized as hypoplasia, hypocalcification or a combination of them....