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Psychosocial Impact of Dental Aesthetics among Sudanese High School Students

Psychosocial Impact of Dental Aesthetics among Sudanese High School Students

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Title: Psychosocial Impact of Dental Aesthetics among Sudanese High School Students
Author: Abuaffan, Amal H.; Abualella, Mustafa
Abstract: Objective: Dental aesthetics essential part of facial attractiveness, plays a vital role in the social as well as the psychological well being of individuals. This study aimed to assess the level of dental aesthetics by the self-rated Aesthetic Component (AC) of the Index of Orthodontic Treatment Need (IOTN) and the psychosocial impact of dental aesthetics using the ‘Psychosocial Impact of Dental Aesthetics Questionnaire’ (PIDAQ). Material and methods: A total of 192 high school students (13-16 years old), genders equally participated in the study and completed a modified version of the ‘Psychosocial Impact of Dental Aesthetics Questionnaire’ (PIDAQ). Dental aesthetics were assessed by the IOTN Aesthetic Component (self-rated IOTN-AC). The data was processed and analyzed using computer software program “SPSS” (Statistical Package for Social Sciences) version 17. T-test has been used, P-value of less than 0.05 was considered as significance. Results: All the variables of the PIDAQ showed a significant difference with the groups of the IOTN-AC (P-value < 0.05). Inter-gender significant difference was found among the students. Conclusion: Selfperceived dental aesthetics has a strong influence on the psychological as well as the social wellbeing of individuals. Therefore self-perception of dental aesthetics maybe an important key in deciding the orthodontic treatment need.
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/123456789/22754


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