Doriana FORNA, Norina FORNA, Ramona Feier, Teona Tudorici
Objective: The current study aimed to determine the prevalence and pattern of partial edentulism among dental patients attending the Faculty of Dentistry, U.M.F Gr.T.Popa Iasi, Romania. Patients and Methods: A total of 253 patients were selected, and the prevalence of partial edentulism among the selected patient was recorded. Patients were grouped into three age groups; Group I: 21-30 years, Group II: 31-40 years, and Group III: 41-50 years. Kennedy’s classification was used to determine the pattern of partially edentulous arches. Data was analyzed using the SPSS version 14.0 for windows. Results: The results showed that the occurrence of Kennedy Class I partial edentulism was 43,5 % in the maxillary arch and 24,1% in the mandibular arch. Followed by Class III in both maxillary and mandibular arch with an average of 23,7 % in maxillary arch and 41,5% in the mandibular arch. Based on these results, class I has the highest prevalence. Conclusions: Among selected patients, Class III dental arch was the most prevalent pattern in maxillary and mandibular arches. Class IV being the least dominant pattern between all classes. There are a rise in Kennedy Class I and Kennedy Class II pattern and a decline in Class III and Class IV with an increase in age.