Perceptions of dentofacial morphology by laypersons, general dentists, and orthodontists.

@article{PrahlAndersen1979PerceptionsOD,
  title={Perceptions of dentofacial morphology by laypersons, general dentists, and orthodontists.},
  author={Birte Prahl-Andersen and H Boersma and F P van der Linden and Alton W. Moore},
  journal={Journal of the American Dental Association},
  year={1979},
  volume={98 2},
  pages={
          209-12
        }
}
Line drawings of facial profiles and color photographs of dentitions were evaluated subjectively by 1,150 parents, 72 general practictioners of dentistry, and 54 orthodontists with regard to the normality and abnormality in dentofacial morphology and the need for orthodontic treatment. A significant difference was found between the evaluations of the parents and the professional groups in ten of the 11 facial profiles and in seven of the 11 photographs of dentitions. In general, the parents… CONTINUE READING

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