Kennedy classification


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Ken·ne·dy clas·si·fi·ca·tion

(ken'ĕ-dē),
a listing of several forms of partially edentulous jaws in accordance with the distribution of the missing teeth.

Kennedy classification

Etymology: Edward Kennedy, American dentist, b. 1883
a method of classifying partial edentulous conditions and partial dentures, based on the position of the spaces once occupied by the missing teeth in relation to the remaining teeth. It is useful in the construction of and planning for removable partial dentures.

Kennedy,

Edward, U.S. dentist, 1883–.
Kennedy classification - a listing of several forms of partially edentulous jaws in accordance with the distribution of the missing teeth.

Ken·ne·dy clas·si·fi·ca·tion

(kenĕ-dē klasi-fi-kāshŭn)
Listing of several forms of partially edentulous jaws depending on distribution of missing teeth.

Kennedy classification,

n.pr a method of classifying partially edentulous conditions and partial dentures; based on the location of the edentulous spaces in relation to the remaining teeth.
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