What is Cleidocranial Dysplasia and why are people talking about it?

Cleidocranial dysplasia (CCD) is a rare genetic disorder that affects bone development, especially collarbones and teeth. Many people with the disorder do not have collar bones.  Did you know that Gaten Matarazzo III has CCD and so does his ‘Stranger Things’ character, Dustin Henderson,” Anew study out of Oklahoma State University has found that “after the release of each of the first three seasons of ‘Stranger Things,’ web searches for CCD spiked.” Erica Mossholder, executive director of the nonprofit Children’s Craniofacial Association, said public awareness of rare craniofacial conditions can help improve the lives of those with them. At the Dental Ark our doctors have had extensive training on disorders like CDD.  We welcome the opportunity to discuss this special need or any other medical or genetic concern your child may have.