R.F. John Holtzen, DMD, presents this month’s oral pathology case for Breakthrough Clinical. An otherwise-healthy six-year-old male child presented to his general dentist with the parents noting that tooth No. 9 had erupted normally following exfoliation of tooth No. F, but tooth No. E was still present. The parents were concerned that the permanent teeth in the No. 7/No. 8 area may not be developing. A panoramic film taken by the general dentist revealed a large radiodense area in the region apical to teeth No. D/No. E. The patient was referred . . .

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