Magnetic retention of dental prostheses in a child with ectodermal dysplasia

Roy A. Rockman, K. Brad Hall, Mark Fiebiger

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Background. Ectodermal dysplasia (ED) is a group of heterogeneous disorders that result in hypodontia. In pediatric patients with ED, using prostheses to restore form and function can be a challenge. Case Description. The authors present a case report that demonstrates a technique using magnets to enhance the retention of maxillary and mandibular prostheses in a 9-year-old boy. Clinical Implication. The case report introduces an alternative prosthetic design for children who have ED.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)610-615
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American Dental Association
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2007


  • Dental prosthesis
  • Dental restoration
  • Ectodermal dysplasia
  • Pediatric dentistry
  • Prosthetics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Dentistry


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