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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 124-127

Prevalence of Class 2 Division 1 malocclusion among schoolchildren in Dakshina Kannada, India

Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, KVG Dental College and Hospital, Dakshina Kannada, Kannada, India

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Philu Achaam Philip
Department of Pedodontics, KVG Dental College and Hospital, Kurunjibag, Sullia, Dakshina Kannada - 574 327, Kannada
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jdrr.jdrr_16_20

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Aim: To determine the prevalence of malocclusion in the district of Dakshina Kannada, India. Methodology: The study had a total of 3500 children within the age group of 8–14 years, and they were classified into four groups of normal occlusion, Angle's Class I, Class II Division 1, and Class II Division 2 malocclusion. Results: No statistically significant gender differences among the children were found. Conclusion: The prevalence of malocclusion was 66.6%, with majority of them with a Class I malocclusion (45.2%), followed by Class II Division I malocclusion (17.6%) and least being Class II Division II (3.8%).

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