Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003199
Title: Comparison of perception of smile by orthodontists and general dental practitioners - A questionnaire study
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Background: In the past, cephalometric-based diagnosis and treatment planning were considered to be the gold standard in orthodontic treatment and the outcome was to achieve ideal occlusion. At present, individuals opting for orthodontic treatment desire enhancing facial esthetics and a beautiful smile. Smile perception differs widely among professionals in dentistry. The general dental practitioner first attends individuals seeking orthodontic treatment, and his/her perception of smile may be different from that of an orthodontist. Objective: The objective of this study was to determine the perception of smile by orthodontists and general dental practitioners. Materials and Methods: In this questionnaire study, 100 questionnaires were distributed among 50 orthodontists and 50 general dental practitioners. Their responses were obtained, data analyzed, and results evaluated. Results: This study showed that the mean scores given by orthodontists are lesser than that of the general dental practitioners. The factors that had an impact on smile by non-orthodontists include crowding of lower anterior and diastema of 3–4 mm. Among orthodontists, the various factors that had an impact include diastema, midline deviation, and reverse smile arc. Conclusion: Different parameters have impact on the smile perception. Diastema smile and reverse smile were regarded as unattractive and received the lowest score in this survey. The presence of midline shift was not considered unesthetic by non-orthodontists.

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    Ravindra Kumar Jain1 , Srirengalakshmi 1 , Saravana Dinesh1 , Arthy Priya1 , M. P. Santhosh Kumar2 *

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    1Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. M. P. Santhosh Kumar, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Velappanchavadi, Chennai - 600077, Tamil Nadu, India

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    Ravindra Kumar Jain1 , Srirengalakshmi 1 , Saravana Dinesh1 , Arthy Priya1 , M. P. Santhosh Kumar2 *

    Title:Comparison of perception of smile by orthodontists and general dental practitioners - A questionnaire study
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):12 (February)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (384-387)
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    Methodology: A questionnaire based study
    Research Materials:General practitioners

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General practitioners Orthodontists Smile attraction Smile perception

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