Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Opinions of American and Swedish Orthodontists about the Role of Erupting Third Molars as a Cause of Dental Crowding.

Angle Orthod. 2009 Nov;79(6):1139-42.
Opinions of American and Swedish Orthodontists about the Role of Erupting Third Molars as a Cause of Dental Crowding.

Tüfekçi E, Svensk D, Kallunki J, Huggare J, Lindauer SJ, Laskin DM.

Abstract Objective: To compare the opinions of Swedish orthodontists and American orthodontists regarding the association between third molar eruption and dental crowding. Materials and Methods: A survey was distributed to Swedish orthodontists (n = 230) asking their views on the force exerted by erupting third molars, its relationship to crowding, and their recommendations for prophylactic removal. Results were compared with those from a similar study conducted in the United States. Chi square analysis was used to determine differences in responses to questions between Swedish and American orthodontists. P

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