Zain Hafiz

Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, College of Dentistry, King saud university, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


  • Research   
    Assessment of the Smile Perception with Different Incisal Relationships among Saudi Female Adolescents
    Author(s): Zain Hafiz*

    Background: Facial appearance plays a major role in deciding the overall attractiveness of the individual and his social acceptance by others. Aims: Assess the perception of smile with different incisal relationships in dental and facial views by female adolescents in Riyadh and evaluate the influence of these smiles on social aspects of adolescents. Methods: One hundred twenty female adolescents (12-14 years) participated in the study. Photographs of (dental view and facial view) with (normal, increased over jet, increased overbite and open bite) relationships of a female adolescent used. VAS was used to smile attractiveness in both dental and facial views while SPQ12-14 used to evaluate the influence of smiles on social aspects. Descriptive statistics were used for quantitative and ordinal variables and Spearman rank correlation to assess the reliability of the responses. Results: T.. Read More»

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