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The Dental Aesthetic Index (DAI)

Purpose:

To use the Dental Aesthetic Index (DAI) to evaluate a patient's teeth for need of orthodontic treatment based on aesthetic appearance.

Specialty:

Otolaryngology

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, criteria for diagnosis, severity, prognosis, stage, complication detection, quality of life

ICD-10:

K07

Description:

The Dental Aesthetic Index (DAI) is an orthodontic index which incorporates socially defined aesthetic standards. In addition, it provides a severity measure for psychologic and functional impairment. It consists of 10 components multiplied by weights based on regression coefficients, plus a constant.

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