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Objective: This study aimed to assess awareness of basic orthodontic principles among pediatricians. Study Design: Quantitative design involved descriptive statistics such as frequency distributions. Place and Duration of Study: Study was conducted at Orthodontic Department of Multan Medical and Dental College. Material and Methods: A questionnaire-based survey of pediatricians from different hospitals of Punjab, Pakistan was statically interpreted by using Stata software. Results: Of 199 pediatricians, female responders predominated (0.014). Age group between 26-35 years showed maximum (80%) referral and age group over 55 year old showed minimum (9%) referral to orthodontists. Responses in relation to orthodontic referral, orthodontic knowledge, experience with orthodontists and orthodontic role were 75%, 2%, 43% and 95% respectively. Conclusion: Pediatricians and orthodontists need to be vigilant in orthodontic screenings along with inclusion of orthodontic courses in pediatric residency curriculum.

QURATULAINE SHABBIR, SOHAIB HASSAN, MUHAMMAD ZIA-UR-REHMAN, Amna Saleem, Farhan Ali, Ehsan Haider. (2021) Awareness of Orthodontic Related Conditions among Pediatricians, Pakistan Pediatric Journal, Volume 45, Issue 3.
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