Nawaf Alkhammash

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, College of Dentistry, King saud university, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


  • Research   
    Impacted Third Molars and Anterior Crowding-Beliefs and Evidence
    Author(s): Sarah Alnamlah, Rana Almazroa*, Nawaf Alkhammash, Randa Alfotawi and Sangeetha Premnath

    Objectives: The aims of this study were firstly to assess the views of oral surgeons and orthodontists regarding prophylactic third molar extraction (TME) to prevent crowding of anterior teeth (CAT), and secondly to analyze the influence of clinical factors on such views, with a particular interest in the potential roles of age and specialty. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional survey was administered to oral surgeons and orthodontists in the city of Riyadh. The survey questionnaire was self-administered. Factor associations were detected with chi-squared tests. Results: A total of 157 participants responded to the questionnaire, including 71 (45.2%) oral surgeons and 86 (54.8%) orthodontists. Most (N=96; 61.1%) disagreed or strongly disagreed that there is a cause-and-effect relationship between third molar eruption and CAT. An even larger majority (N=120; 76.4%), including 51 o.. Read More»

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