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Dhanyasi A.K.,New Horizon Dental College Sakri | Mahobia Y.,New Horizon Dental College Sakri | Agarwal A.P.P.,New Horizon Dental College Sakri | Gupta A.,New Horizon Dental College Sakri | And 3 more authors.
Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research

Objective: The study was done to determine the quantity of orthodontics and the type of appliance used for orthodontic treatment by general dentist. Materials and Methods: A total of 410 dentists completely participated in the study. The study included questions to know the positive effects of orthodontic treatment done by general dentists and their opinions and qualities regarding the provision of treatment. Statistical Analysis: Statistical analysis was done using SPSS version of 16.0 was used at p ≤ 0.05. Results: One forty six (35.6%) dentists answered that they practice orthodontic treatment to their patients, of which most were providing removable appliances (39.5%). There was a significant difference between the groups toward the benefits of orthodontic treatment according to experience of service and locality. General dentist were providing this treatment mainly in the mixed dentition period i.e. 96(65.8%). Most of the participants gave positive response regarding expansion of their syllabus related to orthodontics. Conclusion: A significant difference in response to the benefits of the treatment were seen according to experience and are of practice and most of the participants showed positive response increasing their courses in orthodontics at undergraduate level. © 2015, Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. All Rights Reserved. Source

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