Impacted maxillary canines and root resorptions of neighbouring teeth: a radiographic analysis using cone-beam computed tomography

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  • Caroline S Lai
  • Michael M Bornstein
  • Lothar Mock
  • Benjamin M Heuberger
  • Christos Katsaros

Colleges, School and Institutes


The study analyses the location of impacted maxillary canines and factors influencing root resorptions of adjacent teeth using cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT). In addition, the interrater reliability between observers of two different dental specialties for radiographic parameters will be evaluated. CBCT images of patients who were referred for radiographic localization of impacted maxillary canines and/or suspicion of root resorptions of adjacent teeth were included. The study analysed the exact three-dimensional location of the impacted canines in the anterior maxilla, frequency and extent of root resorptions, and potential influencing factors. To assess interrater agreement, Cohen's correlation parameters were calculated.


Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Journal of Orthodontics
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jul 2012