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The 2020 D3 Workshop identified lack of research standards and guidelines as the “numero uno” problem facing our field. Indeed, since “MIH” was defined 2 decades ago, the academic literature has accumulated at least 23 other terms referencing “demarcated opacities” – HSPM, DMH and IH being the most famous. Yet key gaps remain (e.g. hypomineralised 12-year molars). Is this shemozzle of terms and acronyms good for science, clinical practice and communication? Or should we gather all involved parties (researchers, reviewers, publishers, funders, educators, industry) and fix this "alphabet soup problem”?

Arguing for the latter, we drafted a Green Paper embracing translationally robust characterisation of Molar Hypomineralisation (MH) that's historically accurate. Following international, multi-stakeholder critique at the 2021 D3 Incubator, it's now updated and ready for another “going over” at the 2022 D3 Symposium prior to broader circulation
in search of cross-sector consensus.

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Have your say and hear what others think by registering for the Toronto Symposium now. Early registrants will be invited to critique the updated Green Paper draft (titled: Translationally Robust Characterisation of Molar Hypomineralisation as a Demarcated Opacity Disorder) and join our panel discussions.

Read more about how "hypomin terminology" – being "Molar Hypomin" (MH) at case level, and "Hypomin enamel" (HM-enamel or HM-spots or HM-teeth) at tooth level – integrates with our other basic and specialist "lingo" (aka "translational term-sets").