Craniofacial Disorders - Orofacial Features and Peculiarities in Dental Treatment

Craniofacial Disorders - Orofacial Features and Peculiarities in Dental Treatment

Craniofacial Disorders – Orofacial Features and Peculiarities in Dental Treatment presents detailed information about craniofacial disorders and their features. The contents of the book cover ...
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Concepts of Genetics

Pp. 35-41 (7)

Lucimara Teixeira das Neves, Gisele da Silva Dalben and Marcia Ribeiro Gomide

Abstract

This chapter aims to explain the basic concepts of genetics for the dental professional. Knowledge on the definitions of types of malformations, as well as the basis and nomenclature of genetic terms, will be fundamental for the readers to allow a thorough understanding on the aspects presented in Chapters 4 to 9.

Keywords:

Congenital abnormalities, Embryonic development, Fetal development, Genetic structures, Genetic processes.

Affiliation:

Bauru School of Dentistry and Hospital for Rehabilitation of Craniofacial Anomalies, University of São Paulo, Brazil.