The orthodontist's views regarding academic education in cleft lip and palate as well as craniofacial deformities in South Africa

Show simple item record Ghabrial, Emad Butow, Kurt-Wilhelm 2022-01-21T05:06:58Z 2022-01-21T05:06:58Z 2021-05
dc.description The research paper is a part of fulfilment PhD degree at Discipline of Dentistry, School of Health Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract BACKGROUND : Orthodontists are essential members of a craniofacial team (American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association Team Standards Committee)1. Because cleft lip/palate (CLP) and craniofacial deformities (CFD) vary in severity and facial growth patterns, treatment is complex and lengthy and requires collaboration among different disciplines. Consequently, orthodontists need specialised training in this field to reach the treatment goals of good facial growth, aesthetically acceptable appearance, and dental occlusion. Therefore, it becomes increasingly important to provide adequate training for orthodontists, so they can not only provide efficient treatment but can also undertake a leadership role in the field. OBJECTIVES : To obtain information regarding: the CLP and CFD academic education of orthodontists the professional services that orthodontists offer to CLP and CFD patients the educational and training needs of orthodontists in this field METHOD : A 54-item online survey to collect quantitative data was conducted by means of an interview, using a randomised sample of orthodontists attending the annual scientific conference of the South African Society of Orthodontics. RESULTS : The questionnaire was completed by 53 orthodontists, 54.6% of whom had more than 10 years of professional experience. Of the respondents, 84.8% experienced some clinical exposure in this field during their postgraduate education. Treatment for CLP and CFD patients was offered by 92% of the professionals, but only 21.7% had high confidence in their expertise in treating CLP/CFD patients. Of the respondents, 88% agreed there was a need to improve CLP and CFD education, and the majority recommended fellowship training and certified courses. The rest suggested continuing-education workshops. CONCLUSION : Most of the orthodontists provided treatment for both CLP and CFD patients despite some of them lacking confidence in treating such cases. The majority agreed that there is a strong need to establish an educational strategy to meet the needs of orthodontists who treat CLP and CFD patients. The respondents suggested that programmes such as fellowship training, degree couses, certified courses, and continuing education workshops could be used. en_ZA
dc.description.department Orthodontics en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hj2022 en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Ghabrial, E. & Butow, K.-W. 2021, 'The orthodontist's views regarding academic education in cleft lip and palate as well as craniofacial deformities in South Africa', South African Dental, vol. 76, no. 4, pp. 181-186. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1029-4864 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2519-0105 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.17159/2519-0105/2021/v76no4a1
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher South African Dental Association en_ZA
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dc.subject Cleft lip and/or palate (CL/P) en_ZA
dc.subject Craniofacial deformities (CFD) en_ZA
dc.subject Orthodontics en_ZA
dc.subject Multidisciplinary management en_ZA
dc.subject Education en_ZA
dc.subject Professional development en_ZA
dc.subject Surveys en_ZA
dc.title The orthodontist's views regarding academic education in cleft lip and palate as well as craniofacial deformities in South Africa en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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