International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Dentistry | India | Volume 13 Issue 3, March 2024 | Rating: 6.3 / 10

Choice of Radiography in Orthodontic Treatment in Children and Adolescents: A Questionnaire - based Study Performed in India

Dr. Sharath Kumar Shetty [3] | Dr. Revanth S Soonthodu | Dr Gundappa Matur

Abstract: Introduction: This questionnaire - based cross - sectional study investigates the selection and preferences of radiographic techniques among dental practitioners specializing in orthodontics for children and adolescents in India. Concerns over radiation exposure, particularly in early life, highlight the need for informed choices aligned with existing guidelines. Despite guidelines in some regions, India lacks national orthodontic guidelines, necessitating an exploration of practitioner preferences and practices. Methodology: A cross - sectional design was employed, surveying 230 dental practitioners in India specializing in orthodontics. The questionnaire covered demographic information, professional experience, radiographic techniques for specific assessments, and the impact on treatment planning Results: Significant associations were found between demographic/professional factors and radiographic techniques. Employment status influenced preferences, with private practitioners favoring specific modalities. Professional experience revealed a shift in preferences, indicating nuanced decision - making. Diverse techniques were identified for various assessments, emphasizing the clinical relevance of imaging data. Guidelines in dental clinics significantly shaped practices, with adherence to local protocols prominent. Conclusion: This survey provides a comprehensive understanding of factors influencing the choice of radiographic techniques in orthodontic treatment. The findings underscore the importance of tailored approaches based on employment status, professional experience, and adherence to guidelines. These insights are crucial for enhancing evidence - based practices and standardization in the dynamic field of dental radiography.

Keywords: Orthodontics, Radiographic Preferences, Dental Practitioners, India, Treatment Planning, Guideline Adherence, Diagnostic Standardization

Edition: Volume 13 Issue 3, March 2024,

Pages: 1268 - 1271

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