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Global trends in knowledge, attitude, and awareness of orthodontists regarding the management of patients with cleft lip and/or palate : a systematic review

Published inThe cleft palate-craniofacial journal, 10556656221108856
Publication date2022-06-16
First online date2022-06-16
Abstract

The aim of the present systematic review was to assess the trends in knowledge, attitude, awareness, and practice among orthodontists regarding the management of patients with cleft lip and/or palate. Ana prioriprotocol was developed as per the best practices of evidence-based medicine and registered in Prospero (CRD42022306107). The literature search was conducted electronically, using MeSH-terms, keywords, and Boolean-operators "AND" and "OR" in different combinations in multiple databases and screening of titles and abstracts followed by full-text evaluation was performed. The risk of bias (ROB) was assessed using Joanna Briggs Institute critical appraisal checklist. Five studies were included in the qualitative synthesis and three of them showed a high ROB. When participants were questioned about which other specialists worked in the cleft team in addition to the orthodontists, 84% of them in one study reported it to be general dentists. Furthermore, the absence of an interdisciplinary team was reported in two studies from Africa. When asked about the percentage of their practice devoted to the care of patients with cleft lip and palate (CLP) one study reported that 52% of orthodontists had treated <10 such patients in their entire career. The present systematic review highlights the lack of knowledge and experience among orthodontists and orthodontic residents regarding the management of patients with CLP. Efforts must be made to design validated questionnaires and conduct methodologically sound studies in different geographical locations to develop adequate modules for improving the knowledge of orthodontists in this domain.

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Keywords
  • Attitude
  • Awareness
  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Knowledge
  • Orthodontist
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SRIVASTAV, Sukeshana et al. Global trends in knowledge, attitude, and awareness of orthodontists regarding the management of patients with cleft lip and/or palate : a systematic review. In: The cleft palate-craniofacial journal, 2022, p. 10556656221108856. doi: 10.1177/10556656221108856
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