Pattern of dental malocclusions in Dental Medicine students

Crngarova, Milena and Stefanova, Tanja and Atanasova, Sandra and Naskova, Sanja (2019) Pattern of dental malocclusions in Dental Medicine students. In: Dental summer school & Second International Student’s Congress in Dental Medicine 2019, 23-26 May 2019, Ohrid, Macedonia.

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Introduction: A malocclusion is a misalignment or incorrect relation between the teeth of the two dental arches. It is considered one of the most common dental problems together with dental caries, gingival disease and dental fluorosis. Classification according to Angle is based on irregularities of teeth and jaws in anteroposterior or sagittal direction. There are three classes of malocclusion: Class I (neutroocclusion), Class II (distoocclusion) and Class III (mesioocclusion).The purpose of this study was to analyze and to assess the status of occlusion, the molar and the canine relationship of the permanent dentition. Aim: To assess the occurance of dental malocclusion in dental medicine students. Material and methods: The study included 22 students (11 female and 11 male) aged 22 to 31 of Dental Medicine from Goce Delchev University. An intraoral examination was performed. The students who were examined were informed that they would be included in our research. Results: From the total number of students 63.6% have Angle's Class I maloclussion, 22.7% have the presence of Angle's Class II molar relationship (Class II Division 1 or Class II Division 2) and 13.6 % have the presence of Angle's Class I molar relationship and Angle's Class II canine relationship (unilateral or bilateral). Frequency of crowding was observed in 77.3%, diastema was present in 4.5%, and posterior crossbite was 9.1%. Anterior crossbite was not detected. Conclusion: The most common malocclusion among students is Angle's Class I with normal canine and molar relationship. This study gives us valuable information on identifying occlusal problems, their incidence and the need for orthodontic treatment.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Other medical sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Sandra Atanasova
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2020 10:39
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2020 10:39

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