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Article: Volume 14 Number 4 Page 228 - October 2021

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  Orthodontic Update 56: 228-229

Tricks of the Trade:  How to disimpact an ectopic first permanent molar

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Abstract: The prevalence of ectopic eruption of first permanent molars (FPMs) ranges from 0.75% to 6% in different populations, with some studies reporting a higher occurrence of impaction in the maxilla compared to the mandible.

Author notes: Catherine A Brierley, BDS (Hons), MFDS RCS, MClinDent, MOrth, FDS Orth, Orthodontic Consultant, Sheffield and Chesterfield, UK Email:

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