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Odontologia Clínico-Científica (Online)

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ORESTES-CARDOSO, Silvana et al. CRITERIA USED BY DENTISTS OF RECIFE-BRAZIL FOR THE EVALUATION OF FACIAL AESTHETICS. Odontol. Clín.-Cient. (Online) [online]. 2015, vol.14, n.4, pp. 841-846. ISSN 1677-3888.

Purpose: The present study proposes to investigate the criteria used by Dentists of Recife, Brazil, for the evaluation of facial aesthetics of their patients. Materials and Methods: Through a questionnaire elaborated and pre-tested by the researchers, 342 Dentists were randomly interviewed. For the data analysis, it was used the Pearson's Chi-square test or Fisher's Exact test. The significance level used in the decisions of the statistic tests was 5.0%. Results: Through data analysis we were able to verify that 87.6% of the professionals could not identify the four essential concepts for determination of the facial beauty. Comparatively to the concepts of symmetry and equilibrium, the concepts of harmony (68.6%) and normality (66.3%) got the biggest percentage of exactness. The harmony (63.7%) was considered the principal characteristic for facial beauty and the aesthetic preference of the patient was the most important criteria for the planning of the aesthetic treatment, obtaining a percentage of 47.7%, followed by the preference of the professional (25.7%). Conclusion: Verifying the main choice by subjective criteria, the authors conclude in alerting that, depending on the clinical case, it is essential for the professional to opt for more scientific parameters, benefiting the function even though the aesthetics is promised.

Palavras-chave : Dentistry; Esthetics; Face..

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