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Preferences and choices of a child concerning the environment in a pediatric dental operatory.

PMID: 28702059 (view PubMed database entry)
DOI: 10.4103/1735-3327.208767 (read at publisher's website )
PMCID: PMC5504870 (free full text version available)

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Trophimus Gnanabagyan Jayakaran, C Vishnu Rekha, Sankar Annamalai, Parisa Norouzi Baghkomeh, D Ditto Sharmin,

The aim of this cross-sectional descriptive study was to determine children's preferences in a dental clinic so as to reduce anxiety during dental procedures. In this study survey methodology was used.A questionnaire was designed to evaluate the child's preference in a dental hospital so as to remove anxiety during a dental procedure. This study was carried out on 50 children aged 6-10 years. The children were randomly selected based on their first dental visit in a private dental college.A large number of children preferred listening to rhymes and watching cartoons while undergoing dental treatment. They also preferred the walls painted with cartoons, the dental chair full of toys, a scented environment, and the presence of their parents during the treatment.The results of this study will help the dental team decide on the appropriate design of the pediatric dental operatory room in order to provide a comfortable dental environment which will reduce anxiety in children and improve the quality of health care.

Dent Res J (Isfahan) (Dental research journal)
[2017, 14(3):183-187]

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