Attitudes to Malocclusion in a Nigerian School Population

  title={Attitudes to Malocclusion in a Nigerian School Population},
  author={Emmanuel O. Ajayia and Yetunde O. Ajayib},
  • Emmanuel O. Ajayia, Yetunde O. Ajayib
  • Published 2007
The aim of this study was to determine attitudes to malocclusion and orthodontic treatment need among school children in Lagos, Nigeria. The sample consisted of 120 randomly selected school children, 66 boys (55%) and 54 girls (45%) aged 10-12 years in Lagos State, Southwestern region of Nigeria. The study was conducted with a fixed choice questionnaire and the need for orthodontic treatment was assessed with the WHO-FDI basic method for recording occlusal traits, 1979. The results showed that… CONTINUE READING

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