Navigation Links
Dentists Take Dimmer View of Patients' Smiles
Date:12/17/2007

they had crooked teeth and/or receding gums.

No photographs or mirrors were provided, as patients were asked to grade themselves from memory.

In addition, all the men and women also ranked various facial features according to how important they believed they were to overall attractiveness. Features included hair and hairline, eyes and eyebrows, nose, skin, ears, lips, teeth, chin and the shape of the head.

Digital photos were then taken of the smiles of the first 40 patients, and both the attending dentist and Fardal independently arrived at aesthetic scores based on assessments of tooth shade, spacing, crowding, inflamed tissue and overall appearance.

At no time had Fardal been involved in the dental care of any of the patients.

The authors found that on a scale of 100, average patient satisfaction with the state of their smile came to just over 59 -- a figure that rose significantly among patients under the age of 50.

By contrast, the two dentists' assessments taken together registered at about 40 on the scale.

Specifically, patients were most satisfied with the state of their soft tissue (gingiva) when they smiled. They were least satisfied with the color of their teeth, which they generally described as being too dark.

Skin condition followed teeth and eyes as the most important features contributing to a person's facial attractiveness. Female patients said that teeth and hair were more important to them than did the men, while the men said head shape was more critical.

Fardal and Jernung suggested that dentists should remember that their opinion of the aesthetics of a patient's smile may not match that of the patient.

"Whether the 'perfect smile' exists is a different question," said Fardal. "The smile is made up of the teeth, gums, lips and jaws, and we as dentists use criteria and guidelines attempting to produce the 'perfect smile.' However, how many people a
'/>"/>

Copyright©2007 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. State Director of Health Commends Ohio Dentists and ODH Bureau of Oral Health for Serving Those in Need
2. Patients, dentists differ on smile ratings, JADA study
3. Fluctuating eye pressure associated with visual field deterioration in glaucoma patients
4. Comparison of obstetric outcomes between on-call and patients own obstetricians
5. Vision restoration therapy shown to improve brain activity in brain injured patients
6. Diabetes appears to increase risk of death for patients with acute coronary syndromes
7. Ambulatory oxygen rarely a benefit in COPD patients without resting hypoxemia
8. Restricting Blood Flow May Help Heart Bypass Patients
9. Patients with Medicaid and those lacking insurance have higher risk of advanced laryngeal cancer
10. Study provides hope that some transplant patients could live free of antirejection drugs
11. Study provides hope that some transplant patients could live free of anti-rejection drugs
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Dentists Take Dimmer View of Patients' Smiles
(Date:4/23/2014)... prevent the depletion of self-control, according to research published ... Association for Psychological Science. , Self-control can be difficult ... attention on a boring textbook are hard things to ... difficulty: Exerting self-control for a long period seems to ... tasks. , "It is as if self-control is a ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... Government and industry leaders visited the New Jersey ... President Joel S. Bloom for the launch of ... corporation that provides a new model for business ... higher education assets and investment. U.S. Senator Cory ... CEO Joe Taylor, New Jersey Lieutenant Governor Kim ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... at UT Southwestern Medical Center are making breakthroughs that ... A team of physician-scientists at UT Southwestern has ... with natural anti-depressant properties) works inside the brain. Simultaneously, ... depression in the form of a neuroprotective drug known ... in April,s issue of Molecular Psychiatry, is ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... 2014) The International Communication Association will hold ... Washington. The theme of the 2014 conference will ... networked and digital society. , Featuring over 2,300 ... 2,200 Communication scholars representing over 40 countries, the ... conference in the world. This year,s conference features ...
(Date:4/22/2014)... Sophia Antipolis, 22 April 2014. The latest scientific advances ... at Heart Failure 2014, the main annual meeting of ... of Cardiology (ESC). Journalists will also hear breaking news ... on Acute Heart Failure, which is part of the ... May in Athens, Greece, at the Megaron Athens International ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:ADHD drug may help preserve our self-control resources 2Health News:Government and industry leaders herald launch of NJIT's New Jersey Innovation Institute 2Health News:Depressed? Researchers identify new anti-depressant mechanisms, therapeutic approaches 2Health News:Depressed? Researchers identify new anti-depressant mechanisms, therapeutic approaches 3Health News:International Communication Association to hold Annual Conference in Seattle, Washington 2Health News:The world's largest heart failure congress 2Health News:The world's largest heart failure congress 3
... adolescent psychiatrists, researchers from the University of Copenhagen have just ... been done so far on the significance of diet for ... there are potential benefits in changing the diets of children ... still lacking. The comprehensive report covers the scientific literature ...
... LANSING, Mich. The rate of workplace deaths in Michigan ... job compared with 145 in 2010, according to an annual ... the most deaths at 24, while the agriculture industry had ... Assessment and Control Evaluation program, or MIFACE. The ...
... Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter , MONDAY, April ... percent worldwide between 2000 and 2010, but progress is ... officials reported Monday. "This is one of the ... said Anthony Lake, executive director of the United Nations ...
... many people with gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD, acid reflux ... heartburn and regurgitation of food or sour liquid characteristic of ... condition commonly found in people with GERD, acid control may ... bile. A new study published in the ...
... the treatment and survival rate of elderly patients diagnosed ... awarded almost 2million by the National Institute of Health ... effectively as younger women. Professor Malcolm Reed and ... University of Sheffield are leading the ground-breaking programme - ...
... Crews, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Louisiana Tech ... has been awarded an Early Career Development grant by ... Gradient Microflow Calorimetry using Anisotropic Temperature Sensors." The ... of his research program and also integrate his research ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Dietary changes help some children with ADHD 2Health News:On-the-job deaths steady in Michigan; Number of burn injuries underreported 2Health News:Measles Deaths Falling Worldwide 2Health News:Measles Deaths Falling Worldwide 3Health News:Bile - not acid - is bad guy in triggering precancerous condition associated with reflux disease 2Health News:Bile - not acid - is bad guy in triggering precancerous condition associated with reflux disease 3Health News:Bridging the gap in treatment for older women with breast cancer 2Health News:Louisiana Tech University professor earns NSF Early Career Development grant 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014 Reportlinker.com ... is available in its catalogue: ... – Worldwide Analysis http://www.reportlinker.com/p01957812/Insulin-Pump-Market--Forecast-–-Worldwide-Analysis.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Medical_Equipment_and_Supply ... Analysis Insulin Pumps ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Quebec , Jan. 15, 2014  Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, ... announced that the applicable waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino ... the previously announced tender offer by its indirect wholly-owned ... outstanding shares of common stock of Solta Medical, Inc. ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014 ... research report is available in its ... Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug ... of Administration ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 2Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 3Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 4Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 5Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 6Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 7Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 8Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 9Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 10Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 11Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 12Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 13Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 14Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 15Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 16Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 17Valeant Pharmaceuticals Announces Receipt Of Antitrust Clearance For Its Previously Announced Acquisition Of Solta Medical, Inc. 2Valeant Pharmaceuticals Announces Receipt Of Antitrust Clearance For Its Previously Announced Acquisition Of Solta Medical, Inc. 3Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 2Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 3Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 4Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 5Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 6Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 7Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 8Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 9Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 10Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 11Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 12Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 13Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 14Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 15Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 16
... Drug Discovery Support Program, HAMBURG, Germany ... AG (Frankfurt Stock Exchange: EVT) announced today ... (Osaka, Japan) signed a new drug,discovery agreement ... The collaboration applies Evotec,s proprietary fragment-based drug,discovery ...
... 26 Poniard,Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: PARD ), ... with W. C. Heraeus GmbH for the,commercial manufacture ... is investigating picoplatin, the Company,s lead,product candidate, in ... trial in small cell lung cancer, and is ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Ono Enters into a New Fragment-Based Drug Discovery Agreement with Evotec 2Ono Enters into a New Fragment-Based Drug Discovery Agreement with Evotec 3Poniard Pharmaceuticals Announces Commercial Manufacturing Agreement With W. C. Heraeus GmbH for Picoplatin 2Poniard Pharmaceuticals Announces Commercial Manufacturing Agreement With W. C. Heraeus GmbH for Picoplatin 3
... Special Protective Apron is made to ... a sterile gown. Uniquely it can ... field. Reaching through the back of ... released, and the protective apron will ...
... a 2 adjustable belt buckle. You adjust once ... Apron off your shoulders. And now theres our ... female anatomy. ,For additional back support try one ... pressure on the vertebrae and help "lift the ...
... is an extremely modular and flexible system that can ... patient is in the comfort of their home. The ... in a lightweight pouch. The alkaline batteries are in ... used is a standard flash memory card. EEG data ...
... Building on over 20 years ... handling platforms for the Life Sciences, ... more flexibility and possibilities for expansion ... the new easy-to-use software, Freedom EVOware, ...
Medicine Products: