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      <JournalTitle>Journal of Medical and Surgical Research</JournalTitle>
      <Volume-Issue>Vol. V, n 2</Volume-Issue>
      <Season>December, 2018</Season>
      <ArticleType>JMSR Dentistry</ArticleType>
      <ArticleTitle>Altered Smile Esthetics as Perceived by Moroccan Dentists and Orthodontists</ArticleTitle>
          <FirstName>Amal Cherkaoui El</FirstName>
      <Abstract>Objective: to evaluate and compare the perception of Moroccan dentists and orthodontists to altered smile features.&#13;
Methods: Digital smile photographs with altered features were used including: crown length, width, lateral incisors gingival level, gingival display, midline diastema, upper midline shift. The photographs were presented and assessed by a group of 50 dentists and 50 orthodontists using the Visual Analogue Scale.&#13;
Results: Moroccan orthodontists and non-orthodontists didn__ampersandsign#39;t share the same perception of smile esthetics. Orthodontists were more critical when assessing maxillary lateral incisors crown width alterations, Incisal midline deviation, midline diastema and gingival exposition with a threshold of 2 mm, whereas they perceived similarly gingival margin incisors irregularities.&#13;
Conclusion: Moroccan orthodontists were more critical then dentists when assessing alterations in smile features.</Abstract>
      <Keywords>Perception ,Smile features,Moroccan orthodontists, Moroccan dentists</Keywords>
        <Abstract>https://www.journal-jmsr.net/ubijournal-v1copy/journals/abstract.php?article_id=5993&amp;title=Altered Smile Esthetics as Perceived by Moroccan Dentists and Orthodontists</Abstract>
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