Arulmani Thiyagarajan* and Dhasarathi Kumar
School of Public Health, SRM University, India
*Corresponding Author: Arulmani Thiyagarajan, School of Public Health, SRM University, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India.
Received: January 16, 2018; Published: March 03, 2018
Citation: Arulmani Thiyagarajan and Dhasarathi Kumar. “Dental Esthetics: Perception from Future Dental Professionals”. Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 2.4 (2018).
Dental esthetics is one of the essential components in terms of Beauty concepts. Esthetics itself is a component of Beauty. The study aimed to understand the esthetic perception among dental students of different years of the course. A Goldstein questionnaire for evaluating Dental esthetic satisfaction and perception was used in this study. Descriptive statistics, Student t-test, MANOVA (Multivariate Analyses Of Variance) were applied to the data. The data have been stored and analysed in R Version x64 3.4.1. Results showed that there is no significant difference in dental esthetic self-perception between men and women. A positive esthetic self-perception was observed in dental students when it comes to their smile. There is no gender difference between males and females on mean dental esthetic perception score. The perception score gradually increasing from initial years to senior years of the course of the study.
Keywords: Dental Esthetics; Dental Students; Esthetic Perception; MANOVA
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