Management of child behavior in the dental office

  • Erica Negrini LiaEmail author
  • Vanessa Polina Pereira Costa
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Pediatric


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.


Pediatric dentistry Dental anxiety Behavior control Child behavior 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Dentistry, School of Health SciencesUniversity of BrasíliaBrasíliaBrazil
  2. 2.Department of Social and Preventive Dentistry, School of DentistryFederal University of PelotasPelotasBrazil

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