A Survey to Assess the Validity of Kennedy's Classification System in the Present era


  • A B Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Department of Prosthodontics, Mangalore, Karnataka, 575018, India
  • Sriramakrishna Dental College and Hospital, Department of Prosthodontics, Coimbatore, India


The present classification system for removable of partial dentures has been proposed by Dr. Edward Kennedy 87 years ago. With the decrease in prevalence of edentulousness, this system of classification is questionable in this modern technologically and scientifically advanced era. This survey is the first of its kind in assessing the validity of Kennedy's classification system. Based on the results obtained from the survey, a new system of classification has been proposed.


Kennedy Classification, Removable Partial Denture, Survey

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