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Year : 2017 | Month : March | Volume : 11 | Issue : 3 | Page : ZR01 - ZR02

Occurrence of Cusp of Carabelli in Primary Second Molar Series of three Cases

Mythri Sarpangala, Ashwin Devasya

1. Senior Lecturer, Department of Periodontology, Kannur Dental College, Anjarakkandy, Kannur, Kerala, India. 2. Senior Lecturer, Department of Paedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Kannur Dental College, Anjarakkandy, Kannur, Kerala, India.

Correspondence Address :
Dr. Ashwin Devasya,
Bhat's Multispeciality Clinic, Oberle Complex, Above Kottodal Hardwares Badiyadka Road, Kumbla, Kasargod-671321, Kerala, India.


Morphological variations are seen in both primary and permanent dentitions. Cusp of Carabelli is also one of them. It is suggested that it is due to over activity of dental lamina but definitive aetiology is unknown. It is a type of accessory cusp, occurs more often in permanent maxillary first molars, whereas, its occurrence in primary tooth is rare. The present case series discusses the presence of cusp of Carabelli in primary maxillary second molars in three different cases. This case series will help clinicians to identify, diagnose and take proper preventive care and also adds to the incidence in literature.


Accessory cusp, Carabelli trait, Maxillary molars

How to cite this article :

Mythri Sarpangala, Ashwin Devasya. OCCURRENCE OF CUSP OF CARABELLI IN PRIMARY SECOND MOLAR SERIES OF THREE CASES. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 March [cited: 2017 Jun 25 ]; 11:ZR01-ZR02. Available from

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DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2017/24040.9340

Date of Submission: Sep 08, 2016
Date of Peer Review: Nov 10, 2016
Date of Acceptance: Dec 08, 2016
Date of Publishing: Mar 01, 2017


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