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In our previous studies, we developed the normal periodontal ligament index (nPLI) and residual periodontal ligament index (rPLI) to estimate residual periodontal ligament support for individual teeth during treatment planning for partially edentulous patients. To illustrate the applicability of the nPLI and rPLI, an occlusal-supporting ability (OSA) score calculated using these indices for the remaining teeth corresponding to Eichner's subclasses of partial edentulism was charted bydoi:10.4236/ojst.2013.33040 fatcat:knlo2bshubgpbcevklez7rjei4