Occlusal features of 12 years old Malaysian Malay school-children in Shah Alam/ Majda T. M. Elfseyie, Nagham Mohammed Abdullah and Mohamed Ibrahim Abu Hassan

Elfseyie, Majda T. M. and Mohammed Abdullah, Nagham and Abu Hassan, Mohamed Ibrahim (2014) Occlusal features of 12 years old Malaysian Malay school-children in Shah Alam/ Majda T. M. Elfseyie, Nagham Mohammed Abdullah and Mohamed Ibrahim Abu Hassan. Compendium of Oral Science (COS), 1. pp. 6-12. ISSN 2489-1102

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Abstract

Objectives: To assess the occlusal features, tongue habits, lip competence and their gender dimorphism in 12
years old Malaysian Malay school-children.
Materials and methods: The method involved clinical examination of 208 subjects from public schools in Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia. Occlusal status was assessed according
to Angle classification. The following features were also assessed and recorded: overjet, overbite, traumatic overbite, crowding, spacing, midline diastema, cross bite, scissors bite, dental midline shifts, canine displacement, missing teeth, traumatically fractured teeth, tongue thrust and lip competence. Descriptive statistics were used for all measurements; Chi-square was used to assess gender differences.
Results: Class I malocclusion is most prevalent in boys and girls (44.0% and 43.8% respectively), followed by Class III malocclusion (31% in boys and 30.4% in girls). Anterior crowding was found in 69.7% of the sample while anterior spacing was found in 30.8%. Incompetent lips were more common in boys than girls.
Conclusions: The prevalence of malocclusion in this age group may warrant the need for more preventive and interceptive measures in dental and oral health planning.

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Elfseyie, Majda T. M.
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Mohammed Abdullah, Nagham
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Abu Hassan, Mohamed Ibrahim
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Subjects: R Medicine > RK Dentistry > Orthodontics
R Medicine > RK Dentistry > Prosthetic dentistry. Prosthodontics
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor > Sungai Buloh Campus > Faculty of Dentistry
Journal or Publication Title: Compendium of Oral Science (COS)
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Compendium of Oral Science (COS)
ISSN: 2489-1102
Volume: 1
Page Range: pp. 6-12
Official URL: http://myjms.mohe.gov.my/index.php/corals/index
Item ID: 48922
Uncontrolled Keywords: Occlusion, Angle classification, occlusal status, malocclusion prevalence, Malaysian Malay
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/48922

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