Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P'Col-00005437
Title: Children’s preference toward dentist attire in Chennai city
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Aim: This study aims to determine the understanding regarding the preference of dentist attire in children. Objective: The objective of the study was to create awareness and determine the understanding preference of dentist attire in children. Materials and Methods: A convenient sample size of 100 consecutive pediatric patients (9–12 years old) who came to Saveetha Dental College, Chennai, for treatment participated in the study. The data have been collected through questionnaire consisted of 10 questions mainly assessing the types of attire preference of the dentist. The participants were asked to choose the preferred attire of the dentist. Proper instructions were given to the participants to complete the questionnaire before going through dental treatment. Results: As an overall result, the children preferred to see their dentist with a white coat and white scarf with a hand watch. Conclusion: As a conclusion, the present study showed that the dentists’ attire has a significant impact on the children’s acceptance of dental treatment. However, the children favored the dentist to be presented in a traditional outfit with a white lab coat. The study results would help the dentist to change their style of dressing on the basis of the patients’ preferences.

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    Author(s) Name:

    Gayathri Menon, Mebin George Mathew*

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    Department of Pedodontics, Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

    *Corresponding author: Dr. Mebin George Mathew, Department of Pedodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Velappanchavadi, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India

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    Author:

    Gayathri Menon, Mebin George Mathew*

    Title:Children’s preference toward dentist attire in Chennai city
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):14 (March)
    Year:2020
    Page No: (89-92)
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    Methodology:Children anxiety, Formal attire, Surgical scrubs, Traditional wear, White coat
    Research Materials:Childrens

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Children anxiety Formal attire Surgical scrubs Traditional wear White coat

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