Ban S Diab

Department of Pedodontic and Preventive Dentistry, College of Dentistry, University of Baghdad, Iraq


  • Research   
    The Impact of Feeding Pattern on Malalignment Status in Relation to Salivary Adiponectin among Primary School Children in Baghdad City, Iraq
    Author(s): Alyaa S Noori* and Ban S Diab

    Background: There are a confirmed the relationships between duration of breastfeeding and the occurrence of malocclusion among different age groups. Early prevention of any developing malocclusion could have a major impact on any individual’s life course and help to avoid lengthy and orthodontic treatment. Method: The sample includes 225 children from primary school in Iraq aged from 8-9 years. Feeding pattern of the children was assessed by a questionnaire which divided the children into three categories (purely breast feeding mixed feeding, and purely formula feeding). Malalignment of the teeth is measured according to WHO in 1997 which include both spacing and crowding of anterior teeth from canine to another canine for both upper and lower jaw. Salivary adiponectin levels were measured according to the manufacturer instruction of h.. Read More»

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