Parental Acceptance of Various Behaviour Management Techniques used in Pediatric Dentistry: A Pilot Study in Odisha, India

Sonu Acharya

Abstract


Objective: To assess the parents’ acceptance towards the behavior management techniques commonly used in the pediatric dentistry. Materials and Methods: Fifty parents participated in the study. Parents were asked to view a power-point presentation on 10 behavior management techniques: 1) Voice control, 2) Tell-Show-Do, 3) Positive reinforcement, 4) Mouth prop, 5) Modelling, 6) HOME, 7) Physical restraint, 8) Oral premedication 9) N2O-O2 sedation and 10) General anesthesia. Parents were asked to arrange various behavior management techniques from most accepted technique to least accepted technique. Results: In the present study population, the preferred behavior management technique was Tell-Show-Do followed by positive reinforcement and the least preferred behavior management technique was HOME followed by voice control and physical restraint. Conclusion: The parental acceptance of various behaviour management techniques have changed. Tell-show-do technique is still the most acceptable technique; however, sedation and general anesthesia acceptance has increased as shown in this study.


Keywords


Child Behavior; Behavior Observation Techniques; Child

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