Reducing Children’s Dental Phobias, Part 2: The Distraction Technique

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Another method of behavioral management commonly used by pediatric dentists is known as the distraction technique.  This technique distracts a child from something they may feel uncomfortable with while refocusing their attention on a more positive and competing sensory experience.  One example of this technique that is often used is when administering injections for dental […]

Reducing Children’s Dental Phobias, Part 1: The Tell-Show-Do Technique

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It is well understood that dental anxieties and phobias in adults result in the avoidance of dental care.  Furthermore, it is often the case that dental fears in adults are caused by unaddressed fears or instilled traumas associated with dental care in children.   Pediatric dentists receive specialty training in a variety of psychotherapeutic interventions to help […]

 
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