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Dent Clin North Am. 2013 Jan;57(1):83-98. doi: 10.1016/j.cden.2012.09.008. Epub 2012 Oct 30.

Pediatric oral and maxillofacial surgery.

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  • Seattle Children's Hospital, Department of Dentistry, 4800 Sandpoint Way, Seattle, WA 98109, USA. elizabeth.kutcipal@seattlechildrens.org


Pediatric oral and maxillofacial surgery is rarely seen as a separate entity from adult oral and maxillofacial surgery. Many procedures are similar on adults and children; however, children have unique behavioral, anatomic, and physiologic considerations. Children also have a propensity for certain injuries and pathologic lesions. Children born with congenital anomalies may also have a special subset of needs. This article is a brief review of oral and maxillofacial surgery on the pediatric population.

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