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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2012, Article ID 483867, 4 pages
Case Report

Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome: A Case Report

Department of Pedodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Istanbul Medipol University, Fatih, 34093 Istanbul, Turkey

Received 12 July 2012; Accepted 8 August 2012

Academic Editors: A. Epivatianos and A. L. S. Guimaraes

Copyright © 2012 A. P. Münevveroglu and B. B. Akgöl. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome or Broad Thumb-Hallux syndrome is a genetic disorder characterized by facial dysmorphism, growth retardation, and mental deficiency. A seven-year-old girl had come to the Department of Pedodontics, Istanbul Medipol University, Faculty of Dentistry, Turkey, with a complaint of caries and bleeding of gingivae. The patient was mentally retarded. Extraoral features revealed distinctive facial appearance with a broad fore head, hypertelorism, broad nasal bridge, and beaked nose. Intraoral features observed were talons cusps in the upper lateral incisors, carious teeth, and plaque accumulation. Since the patient was mentally retarded, the dental treatment was done under GA. The treatment plan and dental management of this patient are discussed in this case report.