Journal of Conservative Dentistry

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: 2022  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 110--121

Recommended clinical practice guidelines of aesthetic dentistry for Indians: An expert consensus


Dibyendu Majumder1, Mithra N Hegde2, Shishir Singh3, Ashu Gupta4, Shashi Rashmi Acharya5, P Karunakar6, RS Mohan Kumar7, B Mrinalini8, Shazeena Qaiser9, Urvashi Bhimjibhai Sodvadia10, Honap Manjiri Nagesh11 
1 President, Dental Council of India, Mangalore, India
2 A.B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Nitte (Deemed to be University), Mangalore, India
3 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Terna Dental College, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
4 Department and Principal, HP Government Dental College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
5 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka, India
6 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Panineeya Institute of Dental Sciences, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
7 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Priyadarshini Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
8 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Affiliated to Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Mangalore, India
9 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Government Dental College, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
10 Private Practitioner, Dental Speciality Clinic, Surat, Gujarat, India
11 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Inderprastha Dental College and Hospital, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
prof. Mithra N Hegde
A.B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Nitte (Deemed to be University), Mangaluru, Karnataka
India

Objective: The research for analyzing the smile characteristics in the Indian population has been limited with contradictory outcomes. This consensus statement aims to critically review the literature and provide basic practice guidelines on dental aesthetics related to the Indian population. Clinical Considerations: 9 clinicians and 6 resource persons from dental colleges in India collaborated in this consensus statement which covered 6 topics along with 6 introductory and 6 conclusive remarks. The statement was developed through a colloquium conducted on topics; global aesthetics: different smile design proportions and guidelines, patient perspective towards aesthetic dentistry in India, a literature survey of aesthetic dentistry for the Indian population, macro and micro-aesthetics, multidisciplinary approach in aesthetic dentistry, inclusion of high-end technologies in Indian modern-day practice, followed by a panel discussion to devise and establish the practice guidelines of aesthetic dentistry in India. The Consensus Statement has been formulated according to AGREE Reporting checklist. Conclusion: The experts and panelists reached a Consensus on protocols to institute clinical practice guidelines of aesthetic dentistry for Indians. However, based on all available literature from India, further research is required to investigate many questions that have not been previously considered.


How to cite this article:
Majumder D, Hegde MN, Singh S, Gupta A, Acharya SR, Karunakar P, Mohan Kumar R S, Mrinalini B, Qaiser S, Sodvadia UB, Nagesh HM. Recommended clinical practice guidelines of aesthetic dentistry for Indians: An expert consensus.J Conserv Dent 2022;25:110-121


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Majumder D, Hegde MN, Singh S, Gupta A, Acharya SR, Karunakar P, Mohan Kumar R S, Mrinalini B, Qaiser S, Sodvadia UB, Nagesh HM. Recommended clinical practice guidelines of aesthetic dentistry for Indians: An expert consensus. J Conserv Dent [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 May 16 ];25:110-121
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