Vinícius Esteves Salgado, Rodrigo Costa Marques, Thais Rodrigues Campos Soares, Larissa Maria Cavalcante, Luis Felipe Schneider
Objective: The objective of this study was to determine the dental surgeons’ self-perception on color selection processes in Dentistry. Methods: The study followed a cross-sectional observational design using an electronic questionnaire with objective questions, to evaluate the influence of sociodemographic data — sex, age range, time of clinical service and dental specialty type — on the dental surgeons’ experience on color selection in Dentistry, and reliability to perform direct (DER) and indirect (IER) esthetic restorations. Data was analyzed descriptively and by the chi-square test ( =0.05). Results: The sample (n=444) consisted mostly of females (63.1%), within 30 and 59 years (68.5%), with more than 10 years of clinical service time (42.3%), and specialists in Restorative Dentistry or Prosthodontics (28.8%). All participants considered the color selection in Dentistry as an important step to achieve aesthetic success on the restorative treatment. The majority of the participants reported having experience in color selection in Dentistry (65.8%) and certainty to performing direct (74.7%) and indirect (53.1%) aesthetic restorations. The clinical time of service and the dental specialty significantly influence on the color selection in Dentistry experience and the reliability to perform direct and indirect aesthetic restorations. Conclusion: It can be concluded that the dental surgeons’ self-perception was influenced by the sociodemographic factors of clinical service time and dental specialty type.
Keywords: Colorimetry. Visual perception. Color perception.
How to cite: Salgado VE, Marques RC, Soares TRC, Cavalcante LM, Schneider LF. Self-perception of dental surgeons on color selection. J Clin Dent Res. 2019 May-Aug;16(2):74-83. DOI: https://doi.org/10.14436/2447-911x.16.2.074-083.oar
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