Dental appearance and personality trait judgment of elderly persons.

@article{Duvernay2014DentalAA,
  title={Dental appearance and personality trait judgment of elderly persons.},
  author={Elena Duvernay and Murali K. Srinivasan and Luiza Diana Legrand and François R Herrmann and Nicole von Steinbuechel and Frauke M{\"u}ller},
  journal={The International journal of prosthodontics},
  year={2014},
  volume={27 4},
  pages={
          348-54
        }
}
PURPOSE The study aimed to investigate the personality judgments made by observers of elderly individuals with different dental appearances. MATERIALS AND METHODS A random sample of 120 elderly (57 men, 63 women; third age: n = 51, mean age: 68.6 ± 5.0 years; fourth age: n = 69, mean age: 85.8 ± 3.0 years) and 120 young (54 men, 66 women; mean age: 24.9 ± 3.5 years) subjects were included. Decayed, natural, and ideal dental appearances were simulated on photographs of an elderly man and woman… CONTINUE READING

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