IJMDC. 2021; 5(1): 353-358

Knowledge of orthodontic treatment among various dental specialties: a systematic review

Authors: Majed Abdullah Alharbi, Razan Musaad Al-Salamah.

ABSTRACT

Orthodontics is a subspecialty in dentistry that has seen significant advances in the past few years. Patientscwho require orthodontic treatment could have a significant benefit from their treatment in addition to ancimproved quality of life. Accordingly, the knowledge of non-orthodontic dental specialists about this fieldccould help in the early referral of patients to receive proper treatment. This review aimed to assess the knowledge of non-orthodontic specialists toward orthodontic treatment over the past 10 years. The literature was searched through Embase, Medline, Ovid, and PubMed databases from 2010 to October 2020. The search terms included were a combination of knowledge or awareness, orthodontic treatment or management, medical, general, or dental specialists. After this, articles were chosen to include only original studies examining the knowledge and awareness of medical and general dental specialists toward orthodontic treatment. Selected trials mentioned the professional status of the included medical specialists under investigation. After the exclusion of review studies and including only original investigations, 12 articles appeared. Eight articles were defined as eligible, covering a total of 1,397 non-orthodontic specialists from different countries. All eight studies had a cross-sectional questionnaire design. The level of the specialists included varied from students to dental experts. General dentists were included in six studies, undergraduate dental students were included in two studies, dental surgeons were included in one study, and pediatric dentists were included in another study. Knowledge and awareness of non-orthodontics specialists are variable among studies. However, further improvements are required through educational programs.

Keywords:
Orthodontic treatment, knowledge, awareness.


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Knowledge of orthodontic treatment among various dental specialties: a systematic review


Authors
Majed Abdullah Alharbi
Ministry of Health, Al Qassim, Buraydah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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Razan Musaad Al-Salamah
Ministry of Health, Al Qassim, Buraydah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Majed Abdullah Alharbi, Ministry of Health, Al Qassim, Buraydah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.; dr.majed.a@hotmail.com

Publication history
Received 02 Nov 2020
Accepted 19 Dec 2020
Published online 04 Jan 2021
Published in print 11 Jan 2021

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Alharbi MA, Al-Salamah RM. Knowledge of orthodontic treatment among various dental specialties: a systematic review. IJMDC. 2021; 5(1): 353-358. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1604329550


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Alharbi MA, Al-Salamah RM. Knowledge of orthodontic treatment among various dental specialties: a systematic review. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=24962 [Access: March 07, 2021]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1604329550


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Alharbi MA, Al-Salamah RM. Knowledge of orthodontic treatment among various dental specialties: a systematic review. IJMDC. 2021; 5(1): 353-358. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1604329550


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Alharbi MA, Al-Salamah RM. Knowledge of orthodontic treatment among various dental specialties: a systematic review. IJMDC. (2021), [cited March 07, 2021]; 5(1): 353-358. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1604329550


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Alharbi, M. A. & Al-Salamah, . R. M. (2021) Knowledge of orthodontic treatment among various dental specialties: a systematic review. IJMDC, 5 (1), 353-358. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1604329550


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Alharbi, Majed Abdullah, and Razan Musaad Al-Salamah. 2021. Knowledge of orthodontic treatment among various dental specialties: a systematic review. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (1), 353-358. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1604329550


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Alharbi, Majed Abdullah, and Razan Musaad Al-Salamah. "Knowledge of orthodontic treatment among various dental specialties: a systematic review." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5 (2021), 353-358. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1604329550


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Alharbi, Majed Abdullah, and Razan Musaad Al-Salamah. "Knowledge of orthodontic treatment among various dental specialties: a systematic review." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 5.1 (2021), 353-358. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1604329550


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Alharbi, M. A. & Al-Salamah, . R. M. (2021) Knowledge of orthodontic treatment among various dental specialties: a systematic review. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 5 (1), 353-358. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1604329550


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