Asma Alhusna Abang Abdullah

Department of Paediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, Level 15, Tower B, Persiaran MPAJ, Jalan Pandan Utama,55100, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


  • Research   
    Effectiveness of Different Media Approaches for Orthodontic Oral Hygiene Instruction: A Randomized Controlled Trial
    Author(s): Umi Mardhiyyah Mat Ali, Asma Alhusna Abang Abdullah and Nurul Asyikin Yahya*

    Introduction: Treatments with fixed appliances require extra oral hygiene care, as its components will predispose to plaque retention. Orthodontists can prevent oral health problems such as caries and gingivitis by giving effective oral hygiene instructions to patients. Aim: This study aims to compare the effectiveness of the different media approaches on oral hygiene instructions on orthodontic patients over different time points. Materials and methods: Sixty patients who were undergoing fixed appliance treatment were randomised to receive video instruction, or written instructions accompanied by oral hygiene demonstration. The instructions were given for both groups after fitting patients' fixed appliances and reinforced them at one-month, three-month, and six-month follow-ups. Oral health assessment for both groups was recorded and repeated at the follow-ups. Results: There was.. Read More»

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