A comparison of the severity of malocclusion between two centres in the United Kingdom and Malaysia: a preliminary investigation

Ghani, S.H.A.; Sundralingam, S. (1995) A comparison of the severity of malocclusion between two centres in the United Kingdom and Malaysia: a preliminary investigation. Annals of Dentistry, 2 (1). pp. 15-19. ISSN 0128-7532

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Abstract

The preliminary investigation was carried out to assess the severity of malocclusion between two centres, the dental schools in Leeds, United Kingdom and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A total of 99 study models were analysed using the Index of Orthodontic Treatment Need (lOIN). Thestudy models were of patients aged 8to 15 years, equally distributed between male and female patients taken from the undergraduate and staff clinics. Forty nine and fifty study models were analysed at the Leeds Dental School and Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya, respectively. From this observation, it appeared that the sample of patients treated at the Faculty of Dentistry, Kuala Lumpur presented approximately 25% higher with cases in the severe end of the malocclusion based on the dental health component and almost 70% more with the aesthetic component. Factors contributing to this finding are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Annals of Dentistry
Additional Information: University of Malaya. Faculty of Dentistry. Dept. of Children’s Dentistry & Orthodontics
Uncontrolled Keywords: lOTN; Dental Health and Aesthetic Component
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General) > Medical technology
R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Divisions: Faculty of Dentistry
Depositing User: Mr. Faizal Hamzah
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2011 11:02
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2011 11:02
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/2107

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