Research Article
Volume 19 Issue 4 - 2020
Assessment of Parental Awareness about Dentofacial Deformity and Relation to the Oral Habits in Children in Taif City
Bailoor Durgesh1, Alshehri Rayan A2*, Alzhrani Yaser A2, Bassuoni MW3, Al Shamrani Ammar4, Aljuaid Theeb S2 and Mohammed Fahmi5
1Staff, Oral Radiology, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Taif, Taif, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
2Dentists, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Taif, Taif, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
3Staff, Community Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Taif, Taif, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
4Dean, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Taif, Taif, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
5Staff, Operative and Endodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Taif, Taif, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
*Corresponding Author: Alshehri Rayan A, Dentists, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Taif, Taif, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Received: February 26, 2020; Published: March 16, 2020


Background: In all domains of health care, including dentistry, there is a perceptible emphasis on prevention rather than treatment. In the rarefied field of Malocclusion and its economic and psychological ramifications, education and avoiding going into expensive orthodontic treatment happens to be of importance. 

Objective: To determine the present level of knowledge and sources of information about malocclusion and relation to the oral habits among the parents of 7 - 9-year-old children at Taif city in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Materials and Methods: The cross- sectional survey was conducted during December 2018 - March 2019. A study was conceded out on 633 parents (age range of 24 - 55). A well organized and meticulously structured questionnaire cleared and approved by the ethical committee. 

Result: The response rate was ranging from 92% to 100% (n = 633). A total of 640 parent completed the questionnaire, a total of 63% of people they didn’t visit dentist regularly only when they have pain also 54% they don’t know a normal occlusion while a 46% know a normal occlusion. 

Conclusion: From this survey it is identified that parents have basic knowledge of dental irregularities and relation to the oral habits.

Keywords: Dentofacial Deformity; Malocclusion; Oral Habits


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Citation: Alshehri Rayan A., et al. "Assessment of Parental Awareness about Dentofacial Deformity and Relation to the Oral Habits in Children in Taif City". EC Dental Science 19.4 (2020): 60-67.

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