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A Retrospective Evaluation of the Class of Malocclusion amongst Orthodontic Patients at the University Of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Enugu, Nigeria


Folaranmi N and Okeke A.

Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate the type of malocclusion amongst orthodontic patients in the UNTH.

Methods: A retrospective evaluation of patients who attended the Orthodontic unit of the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital from January 2008 to January 2010 was carried out to determine the type of malocclusion. Demographic data of the patients and information on first molar relationship were obtained from the patient’s record file.

Results: A total of 75 patients, 21 males (28%) and 54 females (72%) were seen. The age range of the patients studied was 6 to 63years with the most frequent age group being 6 to 15 years, consisting 52.1% of the total patients seen. Class 1 molar relationship was the most prevalent occurring in 60% of the cases.

Conclusion: There were more females who attended the Orthodontic unit within this 2 year period. Class 1 malocclusion was the most common type of malocclusion.

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