2019, Vol. 5 Issue 2, Part D
Pattern of partial edentulism based on Kennedys classification among dental patients in Kashmir: retrospective study
AUTHOR(S): Mohammad Arif Lone, Shabir Ahmad Shah and Shazia Mir
The current study aimed to determine the prevalence and pattern of partial edentulism among dental patients in Kashmir
Patients and Methods: A total of 142 patients were selected, and the prevalence of partial edentulism among the selected patient was recorded. Patients were grouped into three age groups;
Group I: 21–30 years
Group II: 31–40 years
Group III: 41–50 years
Kennedy's classification was used to determine the pattern of partially edentulous arches. Modification areas were not included in the assessment to avoid complexity. Data was analyzed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences for windows.
Results: The results showed that the occurrence of Kennedy Class III partial edentulism was 67.2% in the maxillary arch and 64.1% in the mandibular arch. Followed by Class II in both maxillary and mandibular arch with an average of 16.3% in maxillary arch and14.8% in the mandibular arch. Based on these results, class III has the highest prevalence in-group II (31- 40 years). Class I and class II have the highest incidence among group III Patients (41–50 years).
Conclusions: Among selected patients, Class III dental arch was the most prevalent pattern in maxillary and mandibular arches. Class IV being the least dominant pattern between all classes. There are a rise in Kennedy Class I and Kennedy Class II pattern and a decline in Class III and Class IV with an increase in age.
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How to cite this article:
Mohammad Arif Lone, Shabir Ahmad Shah, Shazia Mir. Pattern of partial edentulism based on Kennedys classification among dental patients in Kashmir: retrospective study. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2019;5(2):209-212.