Research Article
Volume 20 Issue 3 - 2021
Occurrence of Kennedy’s Classes and Associated Compromising Conditions with Class III
Arati Sharma*
Department of Prosthodontics, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal
*Corresponding Author: Arati Sharma, Department of Prosthodontics, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal.
Received: January 28, 2021; Published: February 25, 2021




Abstract

Introduction: Information on the occurrence of various classes of partial edentulism in a population is important because treatment of partially edentulous patients forms a major part of prosthodontic clinical practice. The purpose of this study was to find out the frequency of Kennedy’s classes and the complexity of the most commonly occurring class.

Materials and Method: A descriptive study conducted from April 2017 to September 2017 after taking ethical approval from B. P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences Review Committee. Informed consent in written form was taken from each participant. A detailed history and examination of each participant was done during which Kennedy’s classes were noted down. Criteria examined to evaluate the complexity of the condition were those given by the American College of Prosthodontists. Based on the clinical findings of those criteria the condition was classified as minimally compromised, moderately compromised, substantially compromised and severely compromised.

Results: Number of patients included in the study were among whom 121 (36.9%) were males; 207 (63.1%) females and the mean age was 45.51 ± 14.668 (minimum age = 15; maximum age = 75). Most common Kennedy’s class was class III. Forty-two percentage of class III patients were moderately compromised and 29.20% substantially compromised.

Conclusion: Most common Kennedy’s class is class III, and among those a large number of patients are moderately compromised and substantially compromised. Thus, Kennedy’s Class III is not as simple to restore as it sounds when the compromising conditions are also considered during classification of partial edentulism.

Keywords Kennedy’s Class III; Partial Edentulism; Removable Prosthodontics

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Citation: Arati Sharma. “Occurrence of Kennedy’s Classes and Associated Compromising Conditions with Class III”. EC Dental Science 20.3 (2021): 14-18.

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