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A simple procedure to assess esthetic preference for dentofacial treatment

Cohn, ER and Eigenbrode, CR and Dongelli, P and Ferketic, M and Close, JM and Sassouni, V and Sassouni, A (1986) A simple procedure to assess esthetic preference for dentofacial treatment. American Journal of Orthodontics, 89 (3). 223 - 227. ISSN 0002-9416

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A procedure is described in which lateral facial photographs were cut apart and reassembled in ways that approximated desired esthetic change. Two groups of subjects were asked to complete the Sassouni "cut-up-paste-back" procedure. Group 1 consisted of 20 adult dental professionals; group 2 comprised 18 college students unacquainted with dental studies. Both groups made similar alterations on a photograph at the beginning and at the end of a 2-week period. Photographic alterations were highly similar to written descriptions of intended changes. The "cut-up-paste-back" procedure is a simple and inexpensive way to facilitate dentist-patient communication during treatment planning. The procedure also has applicability for research in facial esthetic preference. © 1986.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Cohn, ERecohn@pitt.eduECOHN
Eigenbrode, CR
Dongelli, P
Ferketic, M
Close, JM
Sassouni, V
Sassouni, A
Date: 1 January 1986
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Journal or Publication Title: American Journal of Orthodontics
Volume: 89
Number: 3
Page Range: 223 - 227
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1016/0002-9416(86)90036-9
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences > Communication Science and Disorders
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0002-9416
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2012 20:27
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2020 12:55


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