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American Journal of Public Health Research. 2016, 4(1), 23-27
DOI: 10.12691/ajphr-4-1-4
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Discrepancies in Orthodontic Awareness among Parents and Their Children from Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Yulia Bogdanova Peeva1, , Hristo Yankovski2 and Iliya Peev3

1Department of Social Medicine and Public Health, Faculty of Public Health, Medical University, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

2Orthodontist at Diagnostic Consulting Center II, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

3Trainee Doctor at Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University of Plovdiv, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Pub. Date: January 14, 2016

Cite this paper:
Yulia Bogdanova Peeva, Hristo Yankovski and Iliya Peev. Discrepancies in Orthodontic Awareness among Parents and Their Children from Plovdiv, Bulgaria. American Journal of Public Health Research. 2016; 4(1):23-27. doi: 10.12691/ajphr-4-1-4


The information originating by orthodontist and proposed to the patient may be filled in writing and in oral form. The contemporary world requires that it can occurs on-line, too. The evaluation of the awareness is necessary to prevent the differences in expectations for orthodontics outcome. One of the most common words in today's on-line world is "social media". Social media has a huge role in communication and the patient can not only be informed. The practicing orthodontists provide information on what is going on in vivo but there are continuous attacks by the media. Upon opening the page in Facebook, a large number of windows and advertising calls follow "Like us on Facebook", "follow us on Twitter", "visit our website", "Watch us on YouTube". Statistics shows and convinces orthodontists that practice has no future without own blog or ubiquitous media presence. The primary information is verified, coded and entered into the computer database for further interpretation and summary of results. The data were analyzed with SPSS 13.0 for Windows and the following statistical analysis - analysis of the frequency distribution; with Kolmogorov – Smirnov’s test the variation is checked for normality of distribution (Gauss - Laplace); nonparametric analysis was used to assess (or denied) the hypotheses; Regression analysis - α-factor Kronbah - for internal consistency; Graphical analysis - visualization of the results is used EXCEL 2007.

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