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Occlusal indexes as judged by subjective opinions.
Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2008 Nov; 134(5):671-5.AJ

Abstract

INTRODUCTION

An orthodontic index is validated by comparing its scores with a gold standard, commonly the consensus opinion of a group of experienced orthodontists. The purpose of this investigation was to evaluate contemporary occlusal indexes against the subjective opinions of people with varying levels of dental knowledge.

METHODS

Randomly selected orthodontic study models (n = 25) with full permanent dentitions were scored according to the peer assessment rating (PAR) index, the index of complexity, outcome, and need (ICON), and the occlusal index (OI). The models were also scored according to the subjective opinion of orthodontists (n = 10), general dentists (n = 10), and social workers (n = 10) by using a Q-sort assessment.

RESULTS

High correlation coefficients were found between the panelists and the occlusal indexes. The average correlation was about 0.8.

CONCLUSIONS

Regardless of background and clinical experience, people with various levels of dental knowledge have similar opinions when quantifying relationships of teeth and dental arches.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48108, USA. aarruda@umich.edu

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18984400

Citation

Arruda, Airton O.. "Occlusal Indexes as Judged By Subjective Opinions." American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics : Official Publication of the American Association of Orthodontists, Its Constituent Societies, and the American Board of Orthodontics, vol. 134, no. 5, 2008, pp. 671-5.
Arruda AO. Occlusal indexes as judged by subjective opinions. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2008;134(5):671-5.
Arruda, A. O. (2008). Occlusal indexes as judged by subjective opinions. American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics : Official Publication of the American Association of Orthodontists, Its Constituent Societies, and the American Board of Orthodontics, 134(5), 671-5. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajodo.2006.09.058
Arruda AO. Occlusal Indexes as Judged By Subjective Opinions. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2008;134(5):671-5. PubMed PMID: 18984400.
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