European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry

, Volume 11, Issue 2, pp 75–81 | Cite as

Best Clinical Practice Guidance for clinicians dealing with children presenting with Molar-Incisor-Hypomineralisation (MIH)

An EAPD Policy Document
  • N. A. LygidakisEmail author
  • F. Wong
  • B. Jälevik
  • A. M. Vierrou
  • S. Alaluusua
  • I. Espelid


BACKGROUND: The European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry (EAPD) has long recognised the necessity of promoting further research and knowledge regarding the dental defect described as molar-incisor-hypomineralisation (MIH). Following the establishment by EAPD of the defect diagnostic criteria in 2003, the publication of various papers and a whole issue assigned to the defect in the European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry (2008), an Interim Seminar and Workshop on MIH was organized in Helsinki in 2009. RESULT: The outcome of this event is the present consensus paper on the prevalence, diagnosis, aetiology and treatment for children and adolescents presenting with MIH. A clear diagnostic proposal and a treatment decision-making guide are presented together with suggestions on aetiology and guidance forfuture research. CONCLUSION: MIH is an important clinical problem that often concerns both the general dental and specialist paediatric dentists; the present ‘best clinical practice guidance’ aims to further help clinicians dealing with the condition.

Key Words

Molar-Incisor-Hypomineralisation clinical practice 


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  • N. A. Lygidakis
    • 1
    Email author
  • F. Wong
  • B. Jälevik
  • A. M. Vierrou
  • S. Alaluusua
  • I. Espelid
  1. 1.AthensGreece

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