Oluranti Olatokunbo daCosta

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INTRODUCTION The aims of this study were to establish the prevalence of dental features that indicate a need for early intervention and to ascertain the prevalence of different methods of early treatment among a population of Nigerian children in mixed dentition. METHODS Occlusal relationships were evaluated in 101 children in mixed dentition between the(More)
BACKGROUND Crossbite is a common occlusal anomaly. It may occur either anteriorly or posteriorly and may be either dental or skeletal in origin. OBJECTIVE To determine the pattern and frequency of crossbite occurrence in an orthodontic population. METHODS This was a retrospective study of 633 patients, 288 males (45.5%) and 345 (54.5%) attending a Lagos(More)
INTRODUCTION The soft tissue paradigm is placing greater emphasis on the importance of the soft tissue profile to orthodontic treatment planning. The purpose of this study was to determine the lip dimensions of a Nigerian adult population; compare the male and female values and to compare the values obtained for Nigerians with those reported for other(More)
Introduction. The assessment of orthodontic treatment need and complexity are necessary for informed planning of orthodontic services. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to assess these parameters using the Index of Complexity, Outcome, and Need (ICON) in a Nigerian adolescent population in a region where orthodontic services are just being(More)
BACKGROUND Facial beauty is a function of harmonious balance among all parts of the face, and the nose plays a dominant role in this because of its location exactly in the middle of the face. Therefore, an evaluation of the nasal form and its position relative to other facial structures should play an important part in the assessment of patients before(More)
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