ISSN 0975-3583

Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research

    Gender stereotypes for choosing orthodontist: a cross sectional survey study

    Dr. Alisha Babbar, Dr. Amit Babbar
    JCDR. 2023: 805-812


    An investment in knowledge pars the best interest. As awareness forms the basis of planning, therefore it is obligatory to know the patient preference for gender of orthodontist during this period. Several studies have shown that the gender is important for patients when they choose their orthodontist. These findings are part of a series of daily polls focused on patients attitude towards different characteristics of dentists and dental practices. Aims and objectives: This study was done to assess the patient preference for gender of orthodontist regarding their treatment. Methods: A cross-sectional questionnaire based study was done among 200 orthodontic patients who visited the practice for the treatment of their crooked teeth. Twenty objective questions were framed and patients were asked to fill the same. Obtained data were tabulated and was amended to descriptive statistical analysis. Results: As per our study the participants prefer male orthodontist for their orthodontic treatment as compared to female orthodontist (39.5%)Male orthodontist were characterized as decisive and confident(65.5%) about choice of treatment, less emotional and maintain expertise(58.5%),performs less painful procedures(71%) as compared to Female orthodontist whereas female orthodontist found to have more friendly attitude (49%) towards patients and looks better in white coat (47.5%) as compared to male orthodontist. Conclusion: The present study adds to the body of knowledge about orthodontist gender preferences.


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