Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Benghazi, Libya.
J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent. 1994 Mar;12(1):1-6.
The occlusal status was assessed in 2015 Libyan children. Angle class I was found to be the predominant type (94.5%), overbite relationship in the majority (50.6%) were within the incisal third. The mean overjet measurements ranged from 2 mm. to 8 mm. Small proportion (13.4%) of the children examined were assessed to have a signs of crowding. Only 18.7% of the children were found to require orthodontic treatment. Eruption of permanent teeth was earlier in girls than in boys. The interval of rest between the mandibular lateral incisors and canines was 2.68 years for boys and 2.76 years for girls.
Keywords: Occlusal status and permanent teeth eruption in Libyan children.