Case Study 11

Patient Profile: The patient is a 10-year old African-American male, 4' 5" and weighs 90 lbs.

Chief Complaint: "I want my teeth to look better and not hurt."

Medical History: Allergic to Penicillin. No other known allergies. Patient had chickenpox at 4 years of age. He has received childhood vaccinations.

Dental History: The patient has visited the dentist only when in pain.

Supplemental Information:

  • He uses a manual toothbrush and does not brush daily or use fluoridated toothpaste.
  • He is apprehensive about dental treatment.

Social History: Family is from a low socio-economic background. The patient is in the 4th grade and loves to play baseball and basketball.


Case 11 Radiograph (pre-treatment)(Pre-treatment)
Case 11 Radiograph(pre-treatment)(Pre-treatment)
Case 11 Radiograph Post-treatmentPost-treatment
Case 11 Radiograph Full Mouth (pre-treatment)Full Mouth (pre-treatment)
Case 11 Radiograph (post-treatment)(Post-treatment)

Maxillary Palatal Maxillary Palatal(Post-treatment)
Mandibular Lingual Mandibular Lingual(Post-treatment)


Your Faculty has access to the answers in this case study. Please ask them to look in the Faculty Corner for the answers to this case.
  1. What is MOST likely the radiopaque area distal to the maxillary right first molar and maxillary left first molar?
  1. What is the radiopaque area on the maxillary right second primary molar?
  1. Which of the following is NOT an appropriate preventive measure for this patient?
  1. Which of the following microorganisms might be the most prevalent in this patient's mouth?
  1. What is the radiolucent area surrounding the mandibular left second premolar?
  1. What is the radiolucency apical to the maxillary left primary canine?
  1. What level of treatment was provided on the maxillary right second primary molar seen in the post-operative clinical photograph?
  1. Which of the following is the patient's most critical therapeutic need?
  1. Which of the following items would not be part of a comprehensive treatment plan?
  1. What item is NOT necessary when developing a nutritional counseling plan for this patient?