Dr Ahmad Tazeem, Dr Arshad Mehmood, Dr Fatima Nazar
Background: Growing dental anomalies are variations from the normal, size, shape structure, number and position. Aim of this study was to determine the pattern of developing dental anomalies, compare age and to identify the most common anomaly. Study Design: This was a descriptive study. Place and Duration of Study: This study was conducted at the Mayo Hospital Lahore for the period of six months from January 2020 to July 2020. Materials and Methods: This study was carried out on 350 patients with developmental dental anomalies. Preoperative data were collected through history and clinical examination. Each patient was evaluated for dental anomalies to identify the pattern, most common anomaly and compare the age distribution of anomalies. Statistical analysis included descriptive statistics and χ2 test. Results were considered significant if P<0.05. Results: The age range was 8-20 years and maximum number of patients presented in 17-20 years age group (46%). The commonest anomaly was rotation (28%) followed by cusp of Carabelli (14.3%). Rotation was most common in 17-20 years age group. Cusp of Carabelli was most common in 13-16 group and in 8-12 years age group microdontia. Conclusion: Early detection of anomalies is important to prevent complications. Key Words: Dental anomaly, Pattern, Hyperdontia, Microdontia.