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Cephalometric landmark detection: Artificial intelligence vs human examination
(University of Western Cape, 2021)
Cephalometric landmark detection is important for accurate diagnosis and treatment planning. The most common cause of random errors, in both computer-aided cephalometry and manual cephalometric analysis, is inconsistency ...
Comparison of the accuracy of digital models obtained from scans of impressions versus direct intra-oral scans
(University of the Western Cape, 2016)
Measurements and a variety of analyses of dental casts are essential for precise diagnosis of an orthodontic case. Study models have long been an essential part of orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning. Currently ...
Influence of orthodontic caregiver behaviour on the perceived satisfaction of patients during orthodontic treatment.
(University of the Western Cape, 2014)
Influence of orthodontic caregiver behaviour on the perceived satisfaction of patients during orthodontic treatment. Dr. F.J. du Raan M.Sc. (Orthodontics) thesis, Department of Orthodontics, University of the Western Cape. ...
Accuracy of orthodontic digital study models
(University of the Western Cape, 2012)
Background: Plaster study models are routinely used in an Orthodontic practice. With the recent introduction of digital models, an alternative is now available, whereby three dimensional images of models can be analyzed ...
Assessment of tooth movement in the maxilla during orthodontic treatment using digital recording of orthodontic study model surface contours
(University of the Western Cape, 2006)
The aim of this project was to measure changes in dimension of the first three primary rugae and to evaluate tooth movement in the maxilla during orthodontic treatment in patients treated with and without premolar extractions.
Comparison of occlusal rest seat preparations to cast metal rests
(University of the Western Cape, 2007)
A well designed metal-based removable partial denture (MBRPD) is a cost-effective and a conservative method of rehabilitating a partially edentulous mouth. The MBRPD demands that the abbutment tooth provides support and/or ...
The soft-tissue profile preferences of a group of lay persons and professionals
(University of the Western Cape, 2008)
Although facial aesthetics has always been a part of orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning, the criteria for facial evaluation have been somewhat arbitrary. They are often based on parameters from the field of art ...
Prevalence of signs and symptoms of temporomandibular joint dysfunction in subjects with different occlusions using the Helkimo index
(University of the Western Cape, 2005)
The controversy surrounding the role of malocclusion and orthodontic treatment in temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction led to this study. The purpose of this study was to establish the prevalence and compare the status ...
A survey of the occlusal traits in an adolescent population in Uganda
(University of the Western Cape, 2004)
Epidemiological studies on malocclusion have been primarily concerned with its aetiology and distribution. However, due to the varied and often subjective methods of assessment, many of these studies provide conflicting ...
A comparison of three types of orthodontic study models
(University of the Western Cape, 2020)
The aim of this present study was to compare the accuracy of digital and printed study models with plaster study models, that are considered the gold standard. The objectives were to compare the accuracy of measurements ...