Frequency of Kennedy Classification of Partially Dentate Arches and their Association with different Sociodemographic Factors

Aleshba Saba Khan1               BDS, FCPS
Abdul Mueed Zaigham2          BDS, FCPS
Fizza Tahir3                              BDS
Najeeb Ullah4                           BDS
Aleeza Sana5                            BDS
Asma Shakoor6                        BDS, MSc, MFDS RCS



OBJECTIVE: This study aims to find frequencies of different Kennedy's classes in partially dentate arches and determine
association of tooth loss with Sociodemographic variables.
METHODOLOGY: A cross sectional study was done with a sample size of 335 individuals. All individuals were examined
using diagnostic kit and data recorded on proforma according to Kuppuswamy's socio-economic scale.
RESULTS: Mean age was 46 years with SD ± 1.22 with 189 female and 146 males. Kennedy's class III was most common
pattern in both arches. Tooth loss is more in illiterate people showing significant correlation with education in both arches. Low
income or unemployment shows significant correlation with tooth loss in maxillary arch.
CONCLUSION: Socioeconomic status like education, income and occupation has an impact on frequency of tooth loss.
KEYWORDS: Partially dentate arch, Sociodemographic factors, Education and tooth loss, Income, occupation and tooth loss
HOW TO CITE: Khan AS, Zaigham AM, Tahir F, Ullah N, Sana A, Shakoor A. Frequency of kennedy classification of partially
dentate arches and their association with different sociodemographic factors. J Pak Dent Assoc 2022;31(1):16-20.
Received: 31 May 2021, Accepted: 23 September 2021

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