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Author Galić, Ivan ♦ Gavić, Lidija ♦ Badrov, Jozo ♦ Gašpar, Goran ♦ Govorko, Danijela Kalibović ♦ Tadin, Antonija ♦ Galić, Tea ♦ Badrov, Robert
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Content type Text
Publisher University of Zagreb. School of Dental Medicine
File Format HTM / HTML
Date Created 2018-05-04
Copyright Year ©2017
Language English ♦ Croatian
Subject Domain (in LCC) RK1-715
Subject Keyword Croatia ♦ Prevalence ♦ Dentistry ♦ Medicine ♦ Anodontia
Abstract Background: Congenitally missing permanent teeth (CMPT), excluding third molars, was recognized as a clinical and public health problem in pediatric dentistry. Aim: To determine the prevalence of CMPT among orthodontic patients in Southern Croatia. Materials and Methods: In a retrospective study, we analyzed CMPT in patients from three different regions in Southern Croatia (SC). Two orthodontic practices from each region were selected and a total of 4649 records of patients aged 6 - 15 years, who were clinically examined for orthodontic treatment between 2008 and 2015, were evaluated. We excluded 219 patients and 4430 patients remained for further analysis. Results: There was no difference in prevalence of CMPT among regions in Southern Croatia, and the whole sample was evaluated. CMPT was found in 345(7.8%) patients. The highest proportion of CMPT was with one or two missing teeth 122 (81.9%) and 158 (80.6%), followed by those with three to five missing teeth or moderate hypodontia, 25(16.8%) and 35(17.9%), in males, and females respectively. Bilateral hypodontia of the lower second premolars and upper second incisors was more common than unilateral hypodontia. Conclusions: The obtained results of high prevalence of CMPT in Southern Croatia reinforce the need for a timely diagnostics and treatment of moderate and severe cases.
ISSN 18460410
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2017-01-01
e-ISSN 00017019
Journal Acta Stomatologica Croatica
Volume Number 51
Issue Number 4
Page Count 10
Starting Page 290
Ending Page 299

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