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Yeungnam Univ J Med > Volume 3(1); 1986 > Article
Yeungnam University Journal of Medicine 1986;3(1):243-247.
DOI:    Published online December 31, 1986.
A Study of Types and Distribution of Orthodontic Patients in the Department of Dentistry.
Sang Kil Byun, Hee Kyung Lee, Byung Rho Chin
174 patients who visited in the Department of Dentistry, College of Medicine, Yeungnam University from 1983. 7. 15 to 1986. 11. 30 were surveyed on the tendency of patient distribution and the state of Angle's classification. The results were as follows 1. There was increased visiting rate of patient per year. Female outnumbered male by a ratio of 1.3:1. 2. 8-15 age group was 74% in total visiting in the most frequency. The average visiting numbers of each month were higher among the vacation and was about 74% in that period. 3. As showed the living distribution, Nam Go and Su Sung Gu's patients were 53% of the total. 4. As the motive of visiting in Dental Department, patient of 30% in total patients visited for themself to receive orthodontic treatment and other was introduced patients. 5. By classification, Class I malocclusion was 63% in total visiting patient, Class II malocclusion 17%, Class III malocclusion 20%. Crowding among Class I malocclusion was 60%.


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