Evaluation of behavior management technology dissemination in pediatric dentistry.

K. D. Allen, R. T. Stanley, K. McPherson

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A survey of the behavior management practices of pediatric dentistry diplomates was conducted. One hundred sixty respondents reported the frequency of use of 15 different management practices. Results show preference for traditional management practices, such as hand-over-mouth, tell-show-do, sedation, and restraint, over newer technology such as live modeling, filmed modeling, contingent distraction, or contingent rewards. Respondents reported management difficulties with nearly one in four children seen and reported the need for alternative, safe, effective management techniques. Reasons are discussed for reliance on traditional management techniques and methods for increasing exposure to newer management technology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)79-82
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric dentistry
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Dentistry


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