Management of child behavior in the dental office
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In children, the prevalence of anxiety, distress and fear in association with dental treatment is common. To improve the quality of dental care, management of the child’s behavior during the dental treatment is necessary. For successful behavioral management, it is essential to identify the factors leading to anxiety and fear during treatment. This will allow the adoption of an appropriate attitude along with utilization of specific behavioral management techniques for decreasing the child’s stressful perspective toward dental treatment.