Predicting handicapping malocclusion using the Dental Aesthetic Index (DAI).

@article{Jenny1993PredictingHM,
  title={Predicting handicapping malocclusion using the Dental Aesthetic Index (DAI).},
  author={Joanna Jenny and N C Cons and Frank J Kohout and John Jakobsen},
  journal={International dental journal},
  year={1993},
  volume={43 2},
  pages={128-32}
}
The Dental Aesthetic Index (DAI) is an orthodontic index based on socially defined aesthetic standards. The DAI is useful in both epidemiological surveys to identify unmet need for orthodontic treatment as shown by its use by WHO in ICS-II and as a screening device to determine priority for subsidised orthodontic treatment. The purpose of this study was to determine a decision point on the DAI scale that predicts the clinical judgments of orthodontists in separating handicapping from non… CONTINUE READING

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