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PURPOSE This study was designed to determine the perceptions of lay people and dental professionals with respect to minor variations in anterior tooth size and alignment and their relation to the surrounding soft tissues. MATERIALS AND METHODS Smiling photographs were intentionally altered with one of eight common anterior esthetic discrepancies in(More)
The nature and severity of behavioral problems, and their relationship to cognitive and functional abilities, was investigated in 56 community-residing patients with Alzheimer's disease. Measures evaluated three domains of function: behavior, cognition and activities of daily living. Problems of cognitive functioning, such as memory loss, confusion, and(More)
In an attempt to assess the role of vigilant and avoidant coping styles on postsurgical outcomes in orthognathic surgery, 114 patients were asked to rate their expectations of problems associated with surgery in three areas 6 to 12 months before surgery. Patients completed questionnaires five more times over the course of 3 years, from just before to 2(More)
Much variability exists among studies of neurosensory disturbance following facial surgery. This diversity of findings may be a function of the different surgical procedures and measurement methods used. The present study compared 3 methods of assessing neurosensory loss following surgical orthodontics. Two objective tests and 1 subjective test were(More)
INTRODUCTION Comprehension of informed consent information has been problematic. The purposes of this study were to evaluate the effectiveness of a shortened explanation of an established consent method and whether customized slide shows improve the understanding of the risks and limitations of orthodontic treatment. METHODS Slide shows for each of the 80(More)
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