Mohammed K Badri

Department of Pedodontics & Orthodontics, College of Dentistry, Taibah University, Madinah, Saudi Arabia


  • Research   
    Orthodontists? Preferences and Selection Criteria for Functional Appliances
    Author(s): Mohammed K Badri*

    Introduction: Dentofacial orthopedic functional appliances are widely used by orthodontists for growth modification treatment in growing patients with skeletal discrepancies. Aim: To investigate the preferences and selection criteria of functional appliances by orthodontists practicing in Saudi Arabia. Materials and methods: This is a cross-sectional study in which an electronic survey was emailed to all members of the Saudi Orthodontic Society. The survey consisted of three parts including background information, preferences of functional appliances use, and factors affecting functional appliance selection. Descriptive analysis and inferential statistics were conducted using Chi-square or Fisher exact test with a significant level set at p<0.05. Results: 104 orthodontists participated in the study, majority were practicing in the private sector and represented the major three geog.. Read More»

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