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Tropical Dental Journal - N° 179 - September 2022

N° 179



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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


Abstract

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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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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