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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 71-77

Estimation of Self-perception for Orthodontic Treatment among Dental Professionals – A Questionnaire Survey


Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, K. M. Shah Dental College and Hospital, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth, Vadodara, Gujarat, India

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Dr. Romilkumar Shah
Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, K. M. Shah Dental College and Hospital, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth, Vadodara, Gujarat
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/JIHS.JIHS_43_19

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Objectives: To evaluate the percentage of interest in receiving orthodontic treatment and factors of positive perception in order of importance for thinking of receiving orthodontic treatment and negative barriers in order of importance for thinking of not receiving orthodontic treatment yet, amongst dental professionals according to age and sex. Methodology: participants included 425 dental professionals divided into five groups i.e. 21-30....61-70. After taking necessary permissions and informed concert, participant information sheet and questionnaire wereprovided to them through Google forms. All the filled questionnaires were then statistically analysed to conclude results. Results: Rate of positive perception towards orthodontic treatment was 57.9% amongst dental professionals. Malaligned teeth and Unesthetic were the first chief complaint of the partakers in their second, third and fourth decade; spacing was highly prevalent among fifth and sixth decade of their chronologic age , time and treatment fees were the reasons why patients not received orthodontic treatment yet in their 20s, 30s and 40s while periodontal complications and difficulties in chewing were the barriers in their 50s and 60s. Conclusion: Middle and old aged patients require precise understanding regarding the possibilities, advances and limitations of different orthodontic treatment modalities.


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