Ghufran D Awad

Department of Dentistry, Dijlah University College, Baghdad, Iraq


  • Research Article   
    Perception of Dentists and Laypeople toward Altered Smile Characteristics in a Sample of Iraqi Adults
    Author(s): Ghufran D Awad*, Ruaa H Karadi and Muhanad L Alshami

    Introduction: Smile aesthetic is a crucial component in facial attractiveness. Objective: The current study aimed to determine and compare perception of smile aesthetic between two groups of Iraqi population (dentists and laypeople) and to assess gender effect on smile aesthetic perception. Methods: An electronic questionnaire contained six groups of smile images to assess gingival display, Buccal Corridor Space (BCS), unilateral and bilateral lateral incisor crown width, diastema and incisor midline. Each group contained number of images for certain smile feature changed incrementally, responders rated the attractiveness of each image by utilizing a 5 points Visual Analogue Scale (VAS). For each image, the mean and standard deviation was computed, Independent T-test was used to compare between male and female. To comp.. Read More»

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