Atraumatic restorative technique: case report on dental management of a patient with Moebius syndrome

Pradhan, A. and Gryst, M. (2015) Atraumatic restorative technique: case report on dental management of a patient with Moebius syndrome. Australian Dental Journal, 60 2: 255-259. doi:10.1111/adj.12319


Author Pradhan, A.
Gryst, M.
Title Atraumatic restorative technique: case report on dental management of a patient with Moebius syndrome
Journal name Australian Dental Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1834-7819
0045-0421
Publication date 2015-06-01
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/adj.12319
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 60
Issue 2
Start page 255
End page 259
Total pages 5
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Background
Clinical challenges associated with Moebius syndrome, a rare congenital neuromuscular disorder, include orofacial anomalies like microstomia, limited mouth opening and severe gag reflex.

Methods
This case report presents the dental management of an anxious female with Moebius syndrome. For restorations, atraumatic restorative technique (ART), using glass ionomer cement was used with hand instruments.

Results
All necessary dental treatment was completed in the dental chair, thus avoiding the need for a general anaesthetic, and associated complications with airway management due to orofacial abnormalities.

Conclusions
ART is an appropriate technique for people with microstomia and/or limited mouth opening, such as those with Moebius syndrome. The application of ART can be extended to other special needs patients (people with physical and intellectual disabilities, extreme anxiety, needle phobia and the frail elderly in aged care facilities), where access or cooperation is difficult or limited.
Keyword Atraumatic restorative technique
Moebius syndrome
Orofacial anomalies
Special needs
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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