Signs and Symptoms of Hypophosphatasia
As premature tooth loss is one of the first signs of this debilitating disease, oral health professionals need to be prepared to recognize it in its earliest stages.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Discuss the prevalence of hypophosphatasia (HPP) and the United States populations most commonly affected.
- List common histories, symptoms and radiographic findings in patients with HPP.
- Describe the various forms of HPP.
- Explain clinical approaches to managing this patient population.
This course was published in the April 2017 issue and expires April 2020. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.