Editorial

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Author: Jack Toumba
Date: Oct. 2012
Publisher: European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry
Document Type: Editorial
Length: 559 words
Lexile Measure: 1470L

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Many medically compromised and special needs children are under the care of specialist paediatric dentists. There are many barriers and obstacles to overcome in order to put these children at ease in order to facilitate their acceptance of dental treatment. Most of these children will have had multiple hospital visits and procedures carried out that will have affected their compliance for dental treatment. White coat syndrome is well documented in the literature and many of these children will be wary of health professionals..

As specialist paediatric dentists we are trained in behaviour management techniques to deal with the anxiety of all children including these medically compromised children. We have a range of techniques from "tell-show-do" and "tender-loving-care" to voice modulation, use of models, desensitisation or the use of aversive conditioning techniques like parental exclusion or the controversial "hand-over-mouth" technique....

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