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Patients that present with Vitamin D-resistant rickets may have abnormal tooth morphology, such as enlarged pulp horns that may extend into the dentino-enamel junction. As a result of this communication, there may be an increased chance of pulpal infection, resulting in spontaneous dental abscesses occurring without evident caries or history of trauma. The purpose of this poster is to report the case of a four-year-old patient who presented to Children’s Mercy Kansas City Dental clinic with chief concern for swelling of the face with unknown causes. The patient’s medical history was significant for congenital Vitamin D-resistant rickets. The poster presents a review of the literature regarding various dental treatment considerations for patients with Vitamin D-resistant Rickets and discusses the dental and medical implications of Vitamin D-resistant Rickets for future care.


Pediatric Dentistry and Pedodontics


Presented at the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) 2024 Meeting; May 23-26; 2024; Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Dental Manifestations of a 4-year old Male Patient with Congenital Vitamin D Rickets: Review of the Literature and Report of a Case