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Comparison of malocclusion in preschool black and white children.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
0889-5406
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
110
Issue
1
Pages
69–72
Identifiers
PMID: 8686680
Source
Medline
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Unknown

Abstract

Previous research confirms ethnic and gender differences among children with malocclusions. A limited amount of information is available on preschool children. With an increasing interest in the early recognition of malocclusion and a corresponding emphasis on preventive procedures, more information on preschool children may prove to be useful. This study compared ethnic and gender differences for Angle's classification, anterior crossbite, and posterior crossbite. The sample consisted of 238 children, 3 to 5 years of age; 99 of the children were black and 139 were white. The acquired data were tested with chi(2). The results indicate significant racial differences in occlusal patterns and little or no gender difference.

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