Date on Master's Thesis/Doctoral Dissertation


Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name


Department (Legacy)

Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry

Committee Chair

Bednar, Eric D.

Author's Keywords

Orthognathic; Surgery; Orthodontics; Skeletal


Patient satisfaction; Dentistry, Operative


The aim of the study is to determine factors contributing to satisfaction with orthognathic surgery. It was hypothesized that specific factors contribute to the patient's perception of success. 37 patients who had orthodontic/orthognathic surgery treatment at U of L participated in a survey study. 91 different analyses were tabulated. The analyses were divided into three categories. Analyses with: two categorical, two numerical, and one numerical and one categorical variable. None of the analyses with two categorical variables had significance. For the analyses with one categorical and one numerical variable, one had statistical significance. For the two numerical variables, eleven factors had a statistically significant correlation to the patient's overall satisfaction. Six had a significant correlation to the patient's willingness to recommend the treatment. Research in this area will improve the perception of these procedures by catering not only to the clinicians, but equally as important, to the patient's view of successful treatment.