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Johanson-Blizzard Syndrome: Dental Findings and Management

BP Santhosh, Preeti Jethmalani

Citation Information : Santhosh B, Jethmalani P. Johanson-Blizzard Syndrome: Dental Findings and Management. J Contemp Dent Pract 2013; 14 (3):544-547.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-1359

Published Online: 01-10-2013

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2013; The Author(s).



Oral rehabilitation of a child with Johanson-Blizzard syndrome (JBS).


JBS is an extremely rare inherited disorder characterized by unusually small nose that appears ‘beak shaped’ due to the absence (aplasia) or underdevelopment (hypoplasia) of the nostrils (nasal alae), abnormally small, malformed primary (deciduous) teeth and misshapen or absent secondary (permanent) teeth, hearing disorder, hypothyroidism, dwarfism, malabsorption and mental retardation. It is sometimes described as a form of ectodermal dysplasia.

Case report

Oral findings in JBS are very obscure in the literature. The present report describes oral findings in an 8 years old boy with JBS and his oral rehabilitation.


JBS has an emotional consequence for the affected individuals at early ages. Oral rehabilitation in this case had a very positive impact on the child's mind.

Clinical significance

Early identification and treatment of this disease is of great importance to rehabilitate the patient on functional, esthetic and psychological front.

How to cite this article

Santhosh BP, Jethmalani P. Johanson- Blizzard Syndrome: Dental Findings and Management. J Contemp Dent Pract 2013;14(3):544-547.

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