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Smile Analyzer: A Software Package for Analyzing the Characteristics of the Speech and Smile

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Author(s): Roozbeh Rashed | Farzin Heravi | Leila Raziee

Journal: Journal of Dental Materials and Techniques
ISSN 2322-4150

Volume: 1;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Smile | smile analyzer | software | speech.

ABSTRACT
Taking into account the factors related to lip-tooth relationships in orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning is of prime importance. Manual quantitative analysis of facial parameters on photographs during smile and speech is a difficult and time-consuming job. Since there is no comprehensive and user-friendly software package, we developed a software program called "Smile Analyzer" in the Department of Orthodontics of Mashhad Faculty of Dentistry for measuring the parameters related to lip-tooth relationships and other facial landmarks on the photographs taken during various facial expressions. The software was designed using visual basic. NET and the ADO. NET was used for developing its Microsoft Access database. The program runs on Microsoft Windows. It is capable of analyzing many parameters or variables in many patients' photographs, although 19 more common variables are previously defined as a default list of variables. When all variables are measured or calculated, a report can be generated and saved in either PDF or MS Excel format. Data are readily transferable to statistical software like SPSS for Windows.
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