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Table 1 The VAS scores (as mean ± SD) for each group, according to simulation

From: Perceptions of dental professionals and laypeople to altered dental esthetics in cases with congenitally missing maxillary lateral incisors

Category Sim A Sim B Sim C Sim D Sim E Sim F Sim G Sim H Sim I Sim L Sim M Sim N
Dentists (D) 28.0 ± 19.9 19.3a ± 15.7 46.9 ± 18.9 53.9 ± 18.2 55.1 ± 14.1 36.1 ± 21.2 59.8 ± 21.4 73.2 ± 16.5 93.4 ± 6.59 8.3a ± 9.1 31.4 ± 13.4 33.7 ± 17
Laypeople (N) 34.3 ± 22.4 20.7a ± 19.9 50.4 ± 21 46.1 ± 21.8 50.8 ± 18.2 44.1 ± 22 66.3 ± 18.9 75.3a ± 18.8 84.2a,b ± 17.2 7.4a ± 7.9 32.5 ± 13.4 33.7 ± 19.2
Patients (P) 36.4 ± 22.6 21.3a ± 19.7 46.3 ± 24.8 41a ± 22.3 52.6 ± 22.4 43 ± 20.7 60.5 ± 24.3 77.5a ± 21.6 85.2a,b ± 17.9 10.6a ± 10.3 30.8 ± 20.9 32.1a ± 18.3
Orthodontists (S) 29.9 ± 13.3 28.8 ± 16.9 47.5 ± 17.7 56.8 ± 18.5 54.4 ± 16.9 41.3 ± 15.4 58.4 ± 19.1 69.6 ± 19.2 93.1 ± 8.9 20.3 ± 13.6 33.2 ± 14 42.1 ± 15.3
  1. N = 40 for each group. Significant differences (p < 0.05) resulting from ANOVA and post hoc with pairwise comparison analysis are displayed. aSignificant compared to category S; bsignificant compared to category D.