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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 16  |  Page : 53-59

Assessment of psychosocial impact of dental aesthetics in young adults aged 18-25 years in Bangalore city

1 Lecturer, Department of Public Health Dentistry, K.V.G. Dental College, Sullya. D.K. Karnataka, India
2 Professor and Head, Department of Public Health Dentistry, The Oxford Dental College and Hospital Bangalore, India
3 Sr.Lecturer, Department of Public Health Dentistry, M.R. Ambedkar Dental College, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
4 Professor, Department of Public Health Dentistry. Rama Dental College, Kanpur, India

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Objective: To assess the Psychosocial hnpact of dental aesthetics in Young adults aged 18-25 years among Oxford Group of Educational Institutes in Bangalore City. Method: - Four of the nine colleges were selected from the Oxford Group of Educational Institutes randomly and a sample size of 277 was drawn systematically from these colleges. Psychosocial impact was assessed using PIDAQ and Dental aesthetics was assessed using DAI (WHO 1997). Results: The results showed that there was a significant association between dental aesthetics on dental self-confidence, followed by dental aesthetic concern of psychosocial impact scale. There was no significant difference was observed for gender. Conclusion: The dental aesthetics have a significant impact on psychosocial aspects of human life irrespective of the gender. However the social impact of dental aesthetics was not clearly shown for those with requirement of slight and definite treatment.

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