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    A CROSS-SECTIONAL RESEARCH STUDY TO EVALUATE VARIOUS CLASSES OF KENNEDY'S TAXONOMY AMONG PATIENTS OF PARTIALLY EDENTULOUS

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    Objective: The objective of this particular research was to evaluate various Kennedy’s classes incidence in the patients having partially edentulous and presented themselves at our hospital. Methodology: We carried out this cross-sectional research at Services Hospital, Lahore from February to August 2017 on a total of 300 patients. Every patient was included in this research after fulfilling the set research criteria. We carried out a clinical assessment of every patient and documented every required detail on a Proforma. Results: In the total research sample, there were 173/300 males (57.66%) and 127/300 females (42.33%); the ratio of females to males was (1:1.3). The patients were enrolled in the age bracket of 15 years – 75 years with a mean age of (47 ± 7.8) years. Clinical assessment revealed that 180/300 patients were missing their teeth in the mandibular arch (60%), while 120/300 patients were missing teeth in the maxillary arch (40%). Most of the patients had missing teeth from the left side, such patients were 128/300 (42.66%), followed by the patients missing their teeth from right side 144/300 (38%) and 58/300 with teeth missing from the anterior site (19.33%). In terms of Kennedy’s Classification, we revealed that there were 97 patients in Class – I (32.33%), 47 patients in Class – II (15.66%), 99 patients in Class – III (33%) and 57 patients in Class – IV (19%). Conclusion: It is concluded that there is a common existence of a partially edentulous condition in the mandibular site than the maxillary arch site. In terms of Kennedy’s Class, Class I & III were the most repeated classes with the respective proportion of 33% and 32.33%. Keywords: Kennedy’s Classes, Incidence, Mandibular, Maxillary, Arch and Partially Edentulous
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