6% of children may permanently be missing teeth (anodontia) with girls having a higher incidence than boys (3:2 ratio). A good indication of missing permanent (adult) dentition is missing primary (baby) teeth.
Source: Misch C, et al. Maxillary Partial Anodontia and Implant Dentistry, Oral Health, Vol 95, No. 8, August 2005
Hans Skariah, B.Sc., DMD
Promenade Court Dental Health Group in Mississauga
2233 Hurontario St., Mississauga, ON, Canada
(1/2 km north of the QEW in the Dome Building)