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dc.contributor.supervisor Lekic, Charles (Preventive Dental Science) en_US
dc.contributor.author Sawan, Huda
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-09T19:19:20Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-09T19:19:20Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08-09
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/8152
dc.description.abstract Objective: Assess the changes in oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) of adolescents and their parents after overjet reduction. Materials and Methods: 53 patients between the ages of 11-18 years with increased dental overjet (≥ 6mm) and their parents were selected, of which 28 were pre- and 25 were post-treatment with dental overjet reduced to within normal limits. The data collection instrument was the Child Oral Health Quality of Life (COHQoL) Questionnaire. Results: Adolescents and their parents reported poorer quality of life before orthodontic treatment than after. The improvement in oral health-related quality of life was statistically significant for all health domains except for the social well-being domain. Parental reports on (OHRQoL) were in agreement with their children’s. No statistically significant differences were evident in (OHRQoL) between pre- and post-treatment groups. Conclusions: Adolescents with increased dental overjet ≥6mm experienced substantial psycho-social impacts. Adolescents with increased overjet can accurately recall the initial negative effects of the original malocclusion on their lives, even after a time lapse of five years. Orthodontic treatment significantly improves the perceived quality of life of orthodontic patients and their parents en_US
dc.subject oral health-related quality of life questionnaire en_US
dc.subject orthodontic treatment en_US
dc.subject overjet en_US
dc.subject adolescents en_US
dc.subject parents en_US
dc.title The change in oral health related-quality of life among adolescents and their families after orthodontic treatment en_US
dc.degree.discipline Preventive Dental Science en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Wiltshire, William A. (Preventive Dental Science) Asadoorian, Joanna (School of Dental Hygiene) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2012 en_US


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