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Measuring Dentist’s Awareness and Knowledge about the Use of Protective Stabilization during Children's Dental Treatment Download PDF


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This study aims to measure dentist’s awareness and knowledge about the use of protective stabilization during children's dental treatment. A cross-sectional study was conducted after receiving clarifications regarding the objectives of the research and signing a statement of informed consent. The participants of the study comprised of total number of 300 dental surgeons (male; and female) with an age range from 20- to 55- years old. A simple random sampling method was employed in the study to collect the sample. A self-administered structured questionnaire was developed, and the data was collected.  Both descriptive and analytical statistical measurements were done. Participants 219 (73%) stated that fear of pain was the primary cause of fear in a child visiting a dentist. 66 (22%) and 15 (5%) said that fear of separation from the parents and fear of the unknown respectively were the causes of fear in a child visiting a dental clinic. As many as 255 (85%) dentists agreed to use voice control in dental clinics so that the child listens to the dentist during treatment. Amongst the other techniques employed by dentists, when the voice control is not successful were Physical restraints 195(65%), Conscious Sedation 69(23%), and General anesthesia 36(12%). Most participants were aware of the use of the protective stabilization technique, although few acknowledged having adequate skills to apply the various behavior management techniques. There is a need to build awareness among the dentists associated with child psychology and its application during treatment.

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Zakirulla M, Altimni OAY, Alamri MSA, Albwahi NHA, Zaidi AAAA, Alazmi MS, et al. Measuring Dentist’s Awareness and Knowledge about the Use of Protective Stabilization during Children's Dental Treatment. Pharmacophore. 2023;14(5):70-5. https://doi.org/10.51847/QtmnghKzc3
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Zakirulla, M., Altimni, O. A. Y., Alamri, M. S. A., Albwahi, N. H. A., Zaidi, A. A. A. A., Alazmi, M. S., Alzamil, N. S., AlQahtani, A. M., Alshareef, M. A., Almubarak, M. M. M., et al. (2023). Measuring Dentist’s Awareness and Knowledge about the Use of Protective Stabilization during Children's Dental Treatment. Pharmacophore, 14(5), 70-75. https://doi.org/10.51847/QtmnghKzc3

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