A New Smile

Courtney Caudill was born with ectodermal dysplasia, a rare condition that affects teeth, skin, hair, fingernails and eyes. The condition meant that Courtney’s permanent teeth didn’t come in until age 11. And once she had her permanent teeth, she had gaps and cone shaped teeth – resembling those of a shark.

For much of Courtney’s life, she was reluctant to smile and had to constantly explain why her teeth were different.

She sought treatment at the CU School of Dental Medicine in its Adolescent Dental Clinic, led by Rick Mediavilla, DDS. After significant dental work, Courtney now has a new smile.

Read the full story, “At last, a beautiful smile,” on the CU Anschutz Today website.