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[E. Kennedy (1883–1952), American dentist] A method of describing partially edentulous arches or partial dentures based on the location of the edentulous areas within the arch.

Kennedy Denture Classification

The Kennedy classification of dental arches

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I

The edentulous area is bilateral and posterior to the remaining natural teeth.

II

The edentulous area is unilateral and posterior to the remaining natural teeth.

III

The edentulous area is between the anterior and posterior natural teeth and may be either unilateral or bilateral.

IV

A single edentulous area which crosses the midline and is anterior to the remaining natural teeth.

Subjects: Dentistry.


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