Kashif Aslam 1 BDS, MSc
Rizwan Nidam2 BDS, MPH
The purpose of this study was to find out the dependence of canine guided and group guided occlusion on Angles classification and gender.
METHODOLOGY: A cross sectional study was conducted Altamash Institute of Dental Medicine (AIDM) and Dow Dental College (DDC) from 2012 to 2014. Six hundred (600) participants were selected using non randomized purposive sampling technique. Visual observation and articulating paper were used to assess canine guided or group guided occlusion in relation to Angles classification and gender. Data was analyzed by using software SPSS 16.0. Pearson chi square was applied to observe the dependence of canine guided and group guided occlusion on Angles classification and gender.
RESULT: Group guided occlusion was more prevalent in Angles Class 3 and canine guidance was more established in both genders. However, results were statistically insignificant (p>0.05).
CONCLUSION: Canine guided and group guided occlusion were independent of Angles classification and gender. KEY WORDS: canine and group occlusion, balanced occlusion, prevalence, orthodontics, prosthetics, Angle’s classification.
HOW TO CITE: Aslam K, Nadim R, Syed SA. Dependence of canine-guided and group guided occlusion on angle’s classification and gender. J Pak Dent Assoc 2018;27(2):67-70.
Received: 27 October, 2017, Accepted: 22 March, 2018