Orthodontic Treatments Provided by General Dentists in Shiraz, Iran

Zarif Najafi, Hooman and Oshagh, Morteza and Pakshir, Hamid Reza and Mohebbi, MohammadTaghi (2014) Orthodontic Treatments Provided by General Dentists in Shiraz, Iran. Journal of Mashhad Dental School, 38 (4). pp. 375-386.

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Introduction: Some parts of orthodontic treatments, especially in the field of prevention-intervention are defined as general practitioners' responsibility. The aim of this study was to evaluate orthodontic treatments provided by general practitioners in Shiraz. Materials & Methods: In this cross-sectional and descriptive study, a 12-item questionnaire was sent to 115 general dentists selected through stratified random sampling. The questionnaire was designed for gathering the data about the demographic characteristics of the dentists and their orthodontic treatments. The data were analyzed using SPSS software and Chi-square test. Result: More than half of the recipients reported that they have provided no orthodontic treatment. The most common malocclusions treated by the practitioners were crowding and spacing and space maintenance. A slightly more than 10 of the participants used Edgewise or Straight wire techniques for fixed treatments. The majority of the respondents reported that they received most of their orthodontic knowledge during undergraduate dental training and most of them evaluated the quality of orthodontic training as

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WU Dentistry. Oral surgery
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Mashhad Dental School
Depositing User: jmds jmds
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2017 12:36
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2017 12:36
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1966

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