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International Scholarly Research Notices
Volume 2014, Article ID 370531, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/370531
Research Article

The Incidence of Impacted Maxillary Canines in a Kosovar Population

1Department of Oral Surgery, University Dentistry Clinical Center of Kosovo, Prishtina, Kosovo
2Department of Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics, University Dentistry Clinical Center of Kosovo, Rrethi i Spitalit p.n., 10000 Prishtina, Kosovo
3Department of Orthodontics, University Dentistry Clinical Center of Kosovo, Kosovo

Received 9 March 2014; Revised 8 May 2014; Accepted 8 May 2014; Published 8 July 2014

Academic Editor: Chien-Feng Li

Copyright © 2014 Ali Gashi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Aim. The purpose of this study was to investigate the incidence of impacted maxillary canines in a Kosovar population. Materials and Methods. The study consisted of a retrospective analysis of the records of 8101 patients treated in the University Dentistry Clinical Center of Kosovo between August 2001 and February 2004. The chi-squared test was used to examine potential differences in the distribution of impacted maxillary canines stratified by gender, age, location (left or right), and position. was accepted as statistically significant. Results. It was found that the incidence of impacted maxillary canines was 1.62%. Of the 131 impacted maxillary canines, 101 were in female patients and 30 were in male patients, a statistically significant difference. Ages were in the range of 9 to >20 years, with a mean age of  years. Of these subjects, 99 (75.57%) had unilaterally impacted maxillary canines, while 32 (24.43%) had bilateral impactions, a statistically significant difference ( ). Impacted canines in 92 subjects (70.2%) were palatally placed, and 18 (13.7%) were labially placed. This difference was also statistically significant ( ). Conclusion. The incidence of impacted maxillary canines in the sample Kosovar population was 1.62%, which is comparable to the findings from previous studies.