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Background. School teachers have an internationally recognized potential role in school-based dental education and considerable importance has therefore been attributed to their dental knowledge. The objectives of this study were to determine the oral health related knowledge, attitudes, and approaches of pre-primary and primary school teachers in the city(More)
The position of the permanent maxillary canine at the angle of the mouth is strategically significant in maintaining the harmony and symmetry of the occlusal relationship. However, the maxillary canine is the second most frequently impacted tooth, with prevalence reported to be between 1% and 2%. Moreover, treatment of this condition is often complex and(More)
AIM The aim of the present study was to determine the association of both buccally- and palatally-impacted canines with other dental anomalies. METHODS This retrospective study was conducted on a population of 533 southern Chinese children and adolescents who had impacted maxillary canines that had been treated in the Paediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics(More)
The aetiology of impacted maxillary canines remains obscure. Numerous researchers have focused on identifying specific and non-specific aetiological factors responsible for canine displacement. Currently, the two most popular hypotheses that have gained consensus worldwide are the guidance theory and the genetic theory. However, no single hypotheses, can(More)
AIM The incidence of impacted maxillary canines in Caucasians reportedly ranges from 1% to 3%. The objectives of this study were to estimate the prevalence and determine the characteristics of impacted maxillary canines in southern Chinese children and adolescents. METHODS This retrospective audit involved 533 subjects with impacted maxillary canines that(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the complications associated with the occurrence and treatment of impacted maxillary canines. METHODS This retrospective study was conducted on 533 Southern Chinese children and adolescents who attended the Paediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics Clinics and had at least one impacted maxillary canine. The(More)
PURPOSE The incidence of impacted mandibular canines in Caucasians reportedly ranges from 0.2 percent to 0.7 percent. The objective of this study was to estimate the prevalence and to determine the characteristics of impacted mandibular canines in southern Chinese children and adolescents. METHODS This retrospective audit involved 63 patients (32 females(More)
Fluoridation of drinking water has been recognized as one of the most effective ways of achieving community-wide exposure to the caries prevention effects of fluoride (F). A vast majority of people in Qatar use bottled water for drinking. Use of bottled water without knowing the F level may expose children to dental caries risk if the F level is lower than(More)
INTRODUCTION Treatment of impacted maxillary canines frequently requires surgical intervention, which can involve substantial complications. Thus, it is desirable to identify a reliable method for the early diagnosis of canine displacement. In this study, we sought to determine whether impaction of a maxillary canine can be predicted using measurements made(More)
AIM The aim of the present study was to investigate the success rate of various treatment modalities and complications associated with the occurrence and treatment of impacted mandibular permanent canines. METHODS Seventy-four southern Chinese children and adolescents who received treatment for impacted mandibular canines over a 27-year period were(More)