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VOLUME 15 , ISSUE 6 ( November-December, 2014 ) > List of Articles


Hypohidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia: A Clinical Case with a Longitudinal Approach

Fabian Calixto Fraiz, Renato Cordeiro Gugisch, Bianca Lopes Cavalcante-Leão, Liliane Moreira Macedo

Citation Information : Fraiz FC, Gugisch RC, Cavalcante-Leão BL, Macedo LM. Hypohidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia: A Clinical Case with a Longitudinal Approach. J Contemp Dent Pract 2014; 15 (6):788-791.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-1619

Published Online: 01-05-2015

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; The Author(s).



This paper describes a clinical case of a male with hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia submitted to rehabilitation and occlusal dental interventions with follow-up from 3 to 14 years of age.


Due to the severe effects on function and esthetics, the clinical manifestations of ectodermal dysplasia exert a negative impact on quality of life. However, oral rehabilitation in childhood poses a challenge due to growth and development.

Case description

A male with hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia began dental intervention at the age of 3 years. The clinical and radiographic exams revealed the absence of several primary and permanent teeth and abnormal shape of the primary maxillary incisors. The facial characteristics were compatible with hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia, such as a prominent brow, everted lips, flattened bridge of the nose and small vertical facial height. The treatment proposed involved rehabilitation through successive temporary partial dentures, functional orthopedics of the jaws, esthetic reconstruction of the anterior teeth, timely occlusal intervention and preventive actions for the control of dental caries and plaque.


The present case demonstrates that early care plays a fundamental role in minimizing the biopsychosocial consequences of hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia and preparing the patient for future oral rehabilitation.

Clinical significance

Although, the literature offers a number of papers describing dental treatment for ectodermal dysplasia, few cases include long-term follow-up and the use of a functional orthopedic appliance in combination with removable dentures in such patients.

How to cite this article

Fraiz FC, Gugisch RC, Cavalcante- Leão BL, Macedo LM. Hypohidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia: A Clinical Case with a Longitudinal Approach. J Contemp Dent Pract 2014;15(6):788-791.

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