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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2013, Article ID 184084, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/184084
Case Report

Sanjad-Sakati Syndrome Dental Management: A Case Report

Pediatric Dentistry, Sharjah University City, P.O. Box 27272, Sharjah, UAE

Received 28 November 2012; Accepted 27 January 2013

Academic Editors: I. Anic, A. Epivatianos, and E. F. Wright

Copyright © 2013 Hisham Y. El Batawi. 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.

Abstract

Sanjad-Sakati syndrome (SSS) is a rare genetic disorder with autosomal recessive pattern of inheritance characterized by hypoparathyroidism, sever growth failure, mental retardation, susceptibility to chest infection, and dentofacial anomalies. A child with SSS was referred to the dental departmentseeking dental help for sever dental caries which was attributed to his dietary habits and quality of dental tissues. Full restorative rehabilitation was done under general anesthesia. Two years later, the child presented with recurrent caries affecting uncrowned teeth. High carries recurrence rate was blamed for the nutritional habits endorsed by the parents. Only steel crowned teeth survived such hostile oral environment which suggested shifting of treatment strategy towards full coverage restorations instead of classical cavity preparations and fillings during a second attempt for dental treatment under general anesthesia and for the dental treatment of two cousins of the same child. The author recommends effective health education for parents including the nature of their child’s genetic disorder, nutritional needs, and dental health education to improve the life style of such children.