PATIENTS’ PREFERENCE REGARDING FACIAL APPEARANCE, GENDER AND ATTIRE OF ORTHODONTISTS

  • Sara Zafar Registrar, Orthodontic Department Multan Dental College Southern Bypass, Multan Medical and Dental College Multan
  • Sohaib Hassan BDS, FCPS, Morth RCSEd(UK) HoD Assistant Professor, Orthodontics Department, Multan Dental College Southern Bypass, Multan Medical and Dental College Multan
  • Ehsan Haider BDS, FCPS, Assistant Professor, Orthodontics Department Multan Dental College Southern Bypass, Multan Medical and Dental College Multan
  • S M Ashraf Jahangeer MBBS, FCPS (CM), MSc Epi (London) Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine Dow Medical College, Karachi
  • Isham Jawaid BDS, Morth RCSEd(UK) Registrar, Orthodontics Department of CMH Institute of Dentistry, Lahore
  • Farhan Ali Registrar, Orthodontic Department Multan Dental College Southern Bypass, Multan and Dental College Multan

Abstract

We investigated whether the facial appearance, gender and attire have an influence on the choice of orthodontist.

Using a questionnaire regarding 4 orthodontists and 3 types of attire and facial appearance was judged by 450 participants from different age groups. The chi-square test was applied preferences by the participants.

Male orthodontist with facial hair was preferred by 72.4%. Female orthodontist was preferred by 73.6%. White coat attire was preferred by 48.2% over tie with coat and t-shirt. Female orthodontist with scarf was preferred by 56%.

It was concluded that the facial appearance, gender and attire of the orthodontist does influence the choice of participants for their treatment.

Published
2020-12-31
How to Cite
Sara Zafar, Sohaib Hassan, Ehsan Haider, S M Ashraf Jahangeer, Isham Jawaid, & Farhan Ali. (2020). PATIENTS’ PREFERENCE REGARDING FACIAL APPEARANCE, GENDER AND ATTIRE OF ORTHODONTISTS. Pakistan Oral & Dental Journal, 40(4), 214-220. Retrieved from http://podj.com.pk/index.php/podj/article/view/586