Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003482
Title: The attitude of parents toward behavior management techniques in pediatric dentistry
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Aim: The aim of this study was to understand the attitude of parents toward behavior management techniques in pediatric dentistry. Materials and Methods: The study was conducted between November 2017 and January 2018 at Saveetha Dental College, Chennai, and India. This standby includes 100 parents who accompanied their children to the Department of Paediatric Dentistry in Saveetha Dental College. Criteria for participation were: Parenthood, literacy, willingness to participate, ability to view videotape, and age of 18 years. The parents were explained about the eight behavior management technique, and they were made to watch two videotape with explained about the eight behavior management techniques and treatment done under general anesthesia. Later, the parents were given a questionnaire which asked their suggestions about the techniques. The results were statistically analyzed. Background: Children are expected to be relaxed and relatively cooperative in dental treatment, to deliver the best treatment. Few children demonstrate behaviors that disrupt the practitioner and make the safe delivery of treatment very difficult. To handle such scenarios behavior management techniques are utilized by the dentist. Ideally, behavior management techniques can be used which enable treatment to be completed and guide the child to develop more appropriate behavior. An important aspect of behavior management is to gain an understanding of parental perceptions regarding the technique to be use and determine factors that may affect their attitudes toward the technique. A clear and effective communication with parents is crucial and presents an opportunity to carefully work together and select the best treatment methods to make the child’s visit as safe, effective, and comfortable as possible. Results: Out of 100 parents, 49 preferred tell show do, 21 preferred desensitisation, 5 preferred positive reinforcement, protective stabilisation was preferred by 2, hand-over-mouth-exercise was preferred by only 1 parent, voice control was preferred by 5, distraction was preferred by 7, modelling was preferred by 6, sedation was preferred by 2. Conclusion: Behavior management is broadly agreed to be a key factor supplying dental care for children. Certainly, if a child’s behavior in the dental surgery/office cannot be managed, then it is not easy if not unworkable to hold out any dental care that is needed. It is essential that any approach to behavioral management for the dental child patient has to be rooted in compassion and a worry for the well-being of each child. A wide diversity of behavioral management techniques are existing to pediatric dentists who must be used as suitable for the profit of each child patient, and which, significantly, must take into account all cultural, legal and philosophical requirements in the country of dental practice of each dentist concern with dental care of children.

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    R. Sangavi*, Ganesh Jeevanandham

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    Department of Paedodontics ,Saveetha Dental college, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: R. Sangavi, Department of Paedodontics, Saveetha Dental college, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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    R. Sangavi*, Ganesh Jeevanandham

    Title:The attitude of parents toward behavior management techniques in pediatric dentistry
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):11 (May)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (1173-1177)
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    Methodology:Behavior management, Child behavior
    Research Materials:General anesthesia

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Behavior management Child behavior General anesthesia Parental attitude

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