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Partial Edentulism based on Kennedy's Classification: An Epidemiological Study

Naveen Gupta, Giridhar Reddy, V Vinod, Abhinav Misuriya, M Bharathi, Kethi Reddy Mahesh Babu

Citation Information : Gupta N, Reddy G, Vinod V, Misuriya A, Bharathi M, Babu KR. Partial Edentulism based on Kennedy's Classification: An Epidemiological Study. J Contemp Dent Pract 2014; 15 (2):229-231.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-1520

Published Online: 01-10-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; The Author(s).



The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of different Kennedy's classes of partial edentulism during 18 months period.

Materials and methods

Patients were clinically examined for various Kennedy's classes of partial edentulism in the outpatient department (OPD), prosthodontics, GPRDCH, Kurnool (Andhra Pradesh)


Of the total 1,420 OPD patients, Kennedy's class III was the most frequent classification encountered (62%) and followed by Kennedy's class I (18%), class II (11%), and class IV (9%) in decreasing order.


The patients with various Kennedy's classes of partial edentulism can be offered various treatment modalities like removable cast partial dentures, fixed partial dentures, over dentures and implant supported dentures. This study can be crucial for screening the population for incidence of tooth loss as a factor of gender and age.

Clinical significance

Tooth loss appears to have an important role in the loss of esthetics and mastication. Study of incidence of various classes of partial edentulism provides clinically useful information for dental training and continuing education.

How to cite this article

Bharathi M, Babu KRM, Reddy G, Gupta N, Misuriya A, Vinod V. Partial Edentulism based on Kennedy's Classification: An Epidemiological Study. J Contemp Dent Pract 2014;15(2):229-231.

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