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Tropical Dental Journal - N° 179 - September 2022

N° 179


Ivory Coastphoto_auteurInfluence of facial morphometry and societal perception of facial aesthetics on physical self-esteem in melano-Ivoirian girls

A.R. Assi, N.J.J. Gnadoh, J.B. Beugre - Ivory Coast
Published in French in Tropical Dental Journal N° 179 - Volume 45 - Septembre 2022 - 11-25


Purpose: This study aimed to examine the influence of facial morphometry and societal perception of facial aesthetics on the physical self-esteem of Melano-Ivorian adolescent girls.
Materials and methods: Facial photographs of 50 girls aged 16 to 18 (submitted to the Toulouse self-esteem scale) were subjected to cephalometric analysis, before being judged by a jury. The Mann-Whitney test compared the modalities of aesthetic judgment and those of physical self-esteem, while Person’s Chi² analyzed the links between aesthetic judgment and physical self-esteem (P < 0.05).
Results: Twenty-seven girls (54%) had strong physical self-esteem and 35 (70%) were judged to be attractive. Girls with strong physical self-esteem presented an orthognathic facial profile (G-Pog/C-Me = 90.63 ...

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couv_rapportPrevention and treatment of dental caries with mercury-free products and minimal intervention

This WHO oral health briefing note series focuses on prevention and treatment of dental caries (tooth decay) with mercury-free products and minimal interventions.

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African press

Vote de loi sur l'exercice de la chirurgie dentaire : l'Ordre se démarque et demande une relecture du projet

11/18/2022 - Sud Quotidien - Senegal

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Oral health

OMS - (March 15th, 2022)

. Oral diseases, while largely preventable, pose a major health burden for many countries and affect people throughout their lifetime, causing pain, discomfort, disfigurement and even death.
. It is estimated that oral diseases affect nearly 3.5 billion people.
. Untreated dental caries (tooth decay) in permanent teeth is the most common health condition according to the Global Burden of Disease 2019.
. Treatment for oral health conditions is expensive and usually not part of universal health coverage (UHC).
. Most low- and middle-income countries are unable to provide services to prevent and treat oral health conditions..
. Oral diseases are caused by a range of modifiable risk factors, including sugar consumption, tobacco use, alcohol use and poor hygiene, and their underlying social and commercial determinants.

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