Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry                           
Year : 2009  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 22--26

Children俟Q製 behavior pattern and behavior management techniques used in a structured postgraduate dental program


A Sharath1, P Rekka1, MS Muthu1, V Rathna Prabhu1, N Sivakumar2 
1 Meenakshi Ammal Dental College, Chennai, India
2 Narayana Dental College, Nellore, India

Correspondence Address:
A Sharath
Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College, Alapakkam Main Road, Chennai - 600 095
India

Background : Anxiety and fear remain the primary emotion of a child entering a dental office. Successful pediatric dentistry depends not only on the dentist俟Q製 technical skills, but also on his ability to acquire and maintain a child俟Q製 cooperation. Methods: A retrospective study was done using the case records of 247 children, to evaluate their behavior patterns, based on the Wright俟Q製 modification of Frankl俟Q製 behavior rating scale. Various behavior management techniques like the tell-show-do, reinforcements, voice control, and hand over mouth exercise used in the postgraduate section of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College, Chennai, India, were also evaluated in this study. Results: Behavior of the children improved on the subsequent visits. Tell-show-do was the most common behavior management technique used and more aversive management techniques were rarely used in managing children in the dental office. Conclusion: Proper assessment of children俟Q製 behavior helps the dentist to plan appointments and render effective and efficient dental treatment. Appropriate use of management techniques can improve the child俟Q製 behavior in subsequent dental visits.


How to cite this article:
Sharath A, Rekka P, Muthu M S, Prabhu V R, Sivakumar N. Children's behavior pattern and behavior management techniques used in a structured postgraduate dental program.J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent 2009;27:22-26


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Sharath A, Rekka P, Muthu M S, Prabhu V R, Sivakumar N. Children's behavior pattern and behavior management techniques used in a structured postgraduate dental program. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent [serial online] 2009 [cited 2020 Dec 3 ];27:22-26
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