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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 53-55

The prevalence of different Kennedy's classifications and their relationship with age, gender, and location of the edentulous arches in Palestine


Assistant Professor, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Prosthodontics, The Arab American University, Jenin, Palestine

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Naji Ziad Arandi
Assistant Professor (Operative Dentistry), Department of Conservative Dentistry and Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, The Arab American University, P.O Box 240 Jenin, 13 Zababdeh, Jenin, Palestine

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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/INPC.INPC_51_19

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Aim and Objectives:In West Bank, Palestine, there are no studies that have investigated the prevalence of different Kennedy's classifications and their relationship with age, gender, and location of the edentulous arches. Materials and Methods: This study group consists of 716 patients (463 males and 253 females). The patients were clinically examined to determine the Kennedy classification in Department of Prosthodontics, College of Dentistry, Arab American University. Results: A total of 716 participants were enrolled in this study; males (62) exhibited higher tooth loss than females (37). Among the Kennedy's classification, Class III was found to be most common in the maxilla (41%) and Class I in the mandible (39%). The least common class was Class IV in both arches. Conclusions: Kennedy's Class III partial edentulous type was most commonly found in the maxilla and Class I in the mandible.


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