Research Article
Volume 19 Issue 3 - 2020
Comparison of Maxillary Anterior Dentogingival Esthetics Perception between Dentists and Saudi Lay Population in Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia
Qasim F Aldajani1, Abdulkhaliq J Alsalman2, Haidar A Alalawi3, Abdullah A Alkhamees4, Mohammed H Alabdulaziz5 and M Madi6*
1Rafha Specialist Dental Center, Northern Border, Saudi Arabia
2Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Northern Border University, Saudi Arabia
3Department of Substitutive Dental Sciences, College of Dentistry, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Saudi Arabia
4Qariyat Alulya General Hospital. Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia
5College of Dentistry, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Saudi Arabia
6Department of Preventive Dental Sciences, College of Dentistry, Imam Abulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
*Corresponding Author: M Madi, Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive Dental Science, Periodontology Division, College of Dentistry, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Saudi Arabia.
Received: January 18, 2020; Published: February 11, 2020


Background: Perception of esthetic smile may vary not only among patients themselves, but also among dentists. Previous reports showed discrepancies between Saudi dentists and Saudi laypeople in term of smile attractiveness.

Objective: The objective of this study was to compare the perception of the maxillary anterior dental and gingival aesthetics between dentists and general population using different images with various smile features.

Methods: A cross-sectional self-administered online survey was conducted for three months for two groups; practicing dentists and lay adult participants living in Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. The surveys were administered to dentists and lay participants. This survey included participants’ socio-economic status, different images with various smile qualities, and questions to rate aesthetics perceptions. Quantitative data categorized, tabulated and analyzed using SPSS program version 18. P-values of less than 0.05 were considered significantly different.

Results: The final sample was 293; 171 of them were lay participants while 68 were dentists. Around 66% of the lay participants were males, and 46% were with an income of > 5000 SR. Dentists and lay participants varied significantly in rating aesthetics perceptions and their preferences with respect to the whitest shade (56.7% vs. 27.9%), longer clinical crown (33.3% vs. 64.7%), rough teeth texture (29.2% vs. 50%), and highly smooth texture (45.6% vs. 29.4%), respectively.

Conclusion: Dental esthetics perceptions of smile features differ significantly between clinician and lay persons, discussing the treatment plan with patients is an essential part to achieve better results without undermining the patients’ perception of dental aesthetic preferences.

Keywords: Gingiva; Esthetics; Dental Esthetic; Dentist; Populations


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Citation: M Madi., et al. “Comparison of Maxillary Anterior Dentogingival Esthetics Perception between Dentists and Saudi Lay Population in Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia”. EC Dental Science 19.3 (2020): 01-11.

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