Enamel defects and malocclusion in patients with celiac disease


Background: This study investigated the types and severity of enamel defects and malocclusion in celiac patients compared to matching controls.Materials and methods: One hundred and two celiac patients were included in the study they were attending the Gastroentrology and Hepatology Teaching Hospital.Results: Enamel defects in the study group showed a highly significant difference than found in the control group in bothdeciduous and permanent teeth. Concerning malocclusion study group, a higher percentage of severe anomalies (code 2)than control group the difference was statistically highly significant.