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Orthodontic Dental Journal / Vol. 3. No. 1. 2012-03: -


The difference in esthetic perception of dental midline deviation between dental students and laypeople


Perbedaan persepsi estetik pada mahasiswa kedokteran gigi dan masyarakat umum

  1. Pricillia Priska Sianita
    Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Prof. DR. Moestopo (Beragama), Jakarta-Indonesia
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  2. Syed Azlan Syed Omar
    Faculty of Dentistry, University of Prof. DR. Moestopo (Beragama), Jakarta-Indonesia
    syedazlanomar@yahoo.com.my

Abstract

Background: One of the ultimate goal to be achieved in orthodontic treatment is the harmony of the maxillary and mandibular dental midline, which coincides with the midline of the face. This is because the harmony of dental midline is an important component of dental esthetic and functional occlusion. Esthetic perception as a constructive process by the brain to interpret the esthetic existence of an object is affected by various factors such as cognitive level, culture, motivation and past experience of the individual. Objective: This study aims to determine whether there are differences in the esthetic perception of dental midline deviation between dental students and laypeople. Method: 40 subjects consisted of 20 dental students and 20 laypeople participated in an observational analytic study conducted to assess differences in esthetic perception scores using the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS). Esthetic perception assessment carried out on the photo of a smiling young adult woman who are manipulated to produce variations in dental midline deviation of 1-4 mm to each side. Result: The results prove that there are significant differences (p <0.05) in the esthetic perception of dental midline deviation between dental students and laypeople. Conclusion: Dental students were more sensitive in recognizing dental midline deviation compared to laypeople.

Keyword: esthetic perception; dental midline deviation,

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Daftar Pustaka

  1. Thomas JL, The effect of axial midline angulation on dental esthetics. -, Angle Orthod, 2003.

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