Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski, Gospodin Iliev
ISSN: 1312 773X (Online)
Issue: 2015, vol. 21, issue 4
Subject Area: Dentistry
Pages: 953-958
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2015214.953
Published online: 25 November 2015

J of IMAB 2015 Oct-Dec;21(4):953-958
Hristina ArnautskaCorresponding Autor,
Department of Prosthetic Dental Medicine and Orthodontics, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University Varna, Bulgaria.

Early diagnosis and prediction of potential maxillary canine impaction are of essential importance for the normal formation of dentition. The aim of this article is to present a protocol for primary prevention of potential maxillary canine impaction in the late mixed dentition. The diagnostic protocols include three methods of examination - anamnestic, clinical and radiological, and depending on the obtained results, the protocol for phase 1 of the late mixed dentition directs to three clinical preventive approaches of action. In phase 2 of the late mixed dentition, the clinical approaches are two, due to the approaching time of eruption of the canine and the need for immediate treatment measures. We believe that the most useful preventive interventions should take place during the early mixed dentition and phase 1 of the late mixed dentition. Early extraction of the temporary canine will lead to a change in the eruption path of the permanent canine – up righting and eruption in the normal position in the dental arch – if there is enough space.

Key words: impacted canines, primary prevention, mixed dentition, early extraction, temporary canine,

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Arnautska H. Approaches in conducting primary prevention of tendency of maxillary canine impaction in the late mixed dentition. J of IMAB. 2015 Oct-Dec;21(4):953-958.

Correspondence to: Dr. Hristina Arnautska, Department of PDM and Orthodontics, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University – Varna; 84, Tsar Osvoboditel Str., Varna, Bulgaria; E-mail:

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Received: 27 September 2015
Published online: 25 November 2015

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