COVID-19 Update - This is to inform you that the Government of India has announced a complete lockdown in India 22nd March 2020 to 3rd May 2020. As a result, our offices will now be closed till 3rd May 2020 and all our employees will be working from home. Office telephones will not be answered, and therefore you are requested to direct all your queries related to manuscript submission, review process, publication etc. at below mentioned details. editor@innovativepublication.com, rakesh.its@gmail.com, Mob. 8826373757, 8826859373, 9910947804


Print ISSN:-2320-7302

Online ISSN:-2393-9834

CODEN : JDSOCI

Current Issue

Year 2019

Volume: 7 , Issue: 2

Article Access statistics

Viewed: 458

Emailed: 0

PDF Downloaded: 168

Journal of Dental Specialities


A photographic evaluation of factors prevalent in Nepalese smile: A cross-sectional study


Full Text PDF Share on Facebook Share on Twitter


Author Details : Bishal Babu Basnet*, Indra Kumar Limbu, Prakash Kumar Parajuli

Volume : 6, Issue : 2, Year : 2018

Article Page : 121-125


Suggest article by email

Abstract

Aim: The aim of this study was to find out the prevalence of different characteristics of smile and to determine the level of normalcy based on the above.
Materials and Methods: The standardized digital photographs of 529 participants were collected and transferred to personal computer in which the different characteristics of smile were visually inspected.
Results: Smile with average upper lip position (54%) straight upper lip curvature in smile (46.9%), parallel incisal line to upper border of lower lip (51.8%) and incisal edges of maxillary dentition not touching to lower lip (62.4%) were most occurring characteristics with statistically significant prevalence of gingival and mucosal smiles amongst females.

Conclusions: The study outlined few most occurring characteristics in smile of Nepalese population. The average upper lip position, straight upper lip curvature and parallel incisal line were some of the most prevalent characteristics in Nepalese smile.

Keywords: Smile, Esthetics, Dentition, Nepalese.

Doi : 10.18231/2393-9834.2018.0028

How to cite : Basnet B B, Limbu I K, Parajuli P K, A photographic evaluation of factors prevalent in Nepalese smile: A cross-sectional study. J Dent Spec 2018;6(2):121-125

Copyright © 2018 by author(s) and J Dent Spec. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY-NC 4.0) (creativecommons.org)