Epstein’s pearls, Bohn’s nodules, and gingival cysts


Epstein pearls have been labeled as epithelial debris of the tooth follicle, gingival glands of Serres, and as abortive enamel organs on the Palatine area. On the other hand, Bohn’s nodules are those found along the buccal and lingual aspects of the dental ridges. Dental lamina cysts are usually found on the crest of the alveolar mucosa. Currently, Palatal cysts of the newborn are the preferred term instead of Epstein’s pearls, Bohn’s nodules, or gingival cysts1.

  1. Diaz de Ortiz LE, Mendez MD. Epstein Pearls. [Updated 2021 Jul 22]. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2022 Jan-. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK493177/