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Title: Soft-tissue cephalometric norms in Chinese adults with esthetic facial profiles
Authors: Lew, K.K.K. 
Ho, K.K.
Keng, S.B. 
Ho, K.H. 
Issue Date: Nov-1992
Source: Lew, K.K.K.,Ho, K.K.,Keng, S.B.,Ho, K.H. (1992-11). Soft-tissue cephalometric norms in Chinese adults with esthetic facial profiles. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 50 (11) : 1184-1189. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Using a double selection process comprised of professional and lay judges, the cephalometric tracings on a final sample of 48 Chinese adults with esthetically pleasing profiles were analyzed. The soft-tissue cephalometric norms and standard deviations of two widely accepted soft-tissue analyses, the Legan and Burstone analysis and the Holdaway analysis, were determined. In comparison with white norms, the Chinese nose was less prominent (P < .01), the nasolabial angle was less obtuse (P < .01), both the upper and lower lips were more protrusive (P < .05), the upper lip curvature was greater (P < .01), and the soft-tissue chin thickness was less (P < .05). This variance between racial types emphasizes the need to recognize that soft-tissue lateral cephalometric norms are specific for the racial group and cannot always be applied across different racial types. © 1992.
Source Title: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/79928
ISSN: 02782391
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