Angelman syndrome is a rare neurogenetic disorder resulting in delayed neuropsychological development,
intellectual disability, speech impairment, movement or balance disorder and a behavioural uniqueness. It is caused by
deletion of maternal chromosome 15q11-13. The syndrome has oral manifestations such as diastemas, tongue thrusting,
sucking/swallowing disorder, mandibular prognathism, and wide mouth. The dental literature on the syndrome is scarce.
CASE REPORT: We report our approach to dental procedures in Angelman syndrome patients, and the relationship between
the dental staff and the patient and his family. The purpose of this paper is to highlight the possibility of dental treatment in
general anaesthesia, due to the lack of cooperation of some of these patients.
Vol.13 – n.4/2012
Harvard: C. Gallo, A. Marcato, M. Beghetto, E. Stellini (2012) "Dental treatment in Angelman syndrome patients. 8 Case reports", European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, 13(4), pp345-348. doi:
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