Recommended clinical practice guidelines of aesthetic dentistry for Indians: An expert consensus

Dibyendu Majumder, Mithra Hegde, Shishir Singh, Ashu Gupta, Shashi Acharya, P. Karunakar, R. Mohan Kumar, B. Mrinalini, Shazeena Qaiser, Urvashi Sodvadia, Honap Nagesh

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Objective: The research for analyzing the smile characteristics in the Indian population has been limited with contradictory outcomes. This consensus statement aims to critically review the literature and provide basic practice guidelines on dental aesthetics related to the Indian population. Clinical Considerations: 9 clinicians and 6 resource persons from dental colleges in India collaborated in this consensus statement which covered 6 topics along with 6 introductory and 6 conclusive remarks. The statement was developed through a colloquium conducted on topics; global aesthetics: different smile design proportions and guidelines, patient perspective towards aesthetic dentistry in India, a literature survey of aesthetic dentistry for the Indian population, macro and micro-Aesthetics, multidisciplinary approach in aesthetic dentistry, inclusion of high-end technologies in Indian modern-day practice, followed by a panel discussion to devise and establish the practice guidelines of aesthetic dentistry in India. The Consensus Statement has been formulated according to AGREE Reporting checklist. Conclusion: The experts and panelists reached a Consensus on protocols to institute clinical practice guidelines of aesthetic dentistry for Indians. However, based on all available literature from India, further research is required to investigate many questions that have not been previously considered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)110-121
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Conservative Dentistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-03-2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dentistry(all)


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