Boy from Cebu with 300 teeth becomes internet sensation

A nine-year-old boy from the province of Cebu in the Philippines became an internet sensation after it was discovered that he has 300 teeth.

Johncris Carl Quirante, a resident of Barangay Looc in Dumanjug, Cebu gained fans when news that he uses an unusual set of structures for biting and chewing spread like wildfire online.

Reports said he is suffering from hyperdontia, the condition of having supernumerary teeth, or teeth that appear in addition to the regular number of teeth.

Photo: Screengrab from ABS-CBN
Last Thursday, March 3, forty of Quirante's 300 teeth were extracted under a pyogenic granuloma treatment, which is an oral and topical beta-blocker therapy. The young Cebuano has to undergo 7 more operations for the removal of his extra teeth.

Watch the video from ABS-CBN News.

While humans having numerous teeth were reported in other parts of the world, notably India, it is one of the rare cases that occured among Filipinos. Such condition is probably a contributing factor to the attention and popularity Quirante is getting from his countrymen.

The boy with 300 teeth is now a fourth grader and excels in class, the reason he is so loved by schoolmates. In fact, he hasn't been bullied in the campus.

Quirante wants to be a civil engineer someday.