Consistency of orthodontic extraction decisions.

  title={Consistency of orthodontic extraction decisions.},
  author={R Ribarevski and Peter S. Vig and K D Vig and Robert J. Weyant and Kevin O'Brien},
  journal={European journal of orthodontics},
  volume={18 1},
Ten orthodontists having completed specialist training, examined on two occasions 1 month apart, the complete pre-treatment records of 60 Class II division 1 patients representing the full range of dental malocclusion severity. At each session the orthodontist recorded whether their proposed treatment involved extractions. The level of agreement both between and within the orthodontists was evaluated with the Kappa statistic. Data analysis revealed that the level of agreement within the… CONTINUE READING