Lamees Saad Alqarni

Intern, College of Dentistry, Abha, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


  • Research   
    Maxillary Midline Frenum Morphology and its Variations in Saudi Children
    Author(s): M Zakirulla*, Nada Awdah Alshahrani, Lamees Saad Alqarni, Afnan Hassan Alqahtani, Mona Ahmed Abumadini and Maram Awadh Alwadai

    Aim: The aim of this study is to evaluate and determine the different types and attachment level of maxillary frenum in Saudi children. Materials & Methods: A total of 200 children (males=93; females=107) with age ranging from 2-14 years were included in the study. The examination comprised of gently distending the maxillary lip and performing a direct visual examination under natural light. Photographs were taken from the frontal view, left lateral view and right lateral view. The pictures were scored and tabulated. Both descriptive and analytical statistical measurements were done. Results: In this study 200 children included whose ages ranged from 2 to 14 years old with mean age of 7.7 ± 3.2 years. About half of the children aged 6-10 years (51%). 107 (53.3%) children were females and 93 (46.7%) were males. As for frenum type, .. Read More»

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