Article: Volume 13 Number 4 Page 180 - October 2020

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Orthodontics:  A Case Series of Tooth Autotransplantation in Three Children with Different Presenting Complaints

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Abstract: This case series presents three successful cases of autotransplantation in paediatric patients at Glasgow Dental Hospital with differing clinical presentations. It successfully demonstrates the versatility of the technique.

Clinical relevance: Autotransplantation of teeth is a viable treatment option for the replacement of teeth in children and can be an excellent method of maintaining space and bone for restoration with an implant in adulthood.

Author notes: Maria Taheny, DCT1 Paediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, Nora O’Murchu, Post-CCST Paediatric Dentistry, Paul McLaughlin, Consultant Paediatric Dentistry and David Cross, Consultant Orthodontist and Senior Clinical Lecturer, Glasgow Dental Hospital and School, 378 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JZ, UK.

Objective: To raise awareness of tooth autotransplantation and describe the technique involved in treating different clinical presentations.

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