SURENDRA REDDY, MDS
ZIAUDDIN MOHAMMAD, MDS
Ideally child’s first visit to the dentist should be when the first tooth erupts into the oral cavity. As this helps the pediatric dentist to evaluate the oral structures and provide oral hygiene instructions as well as provide nutritional counseling
The basic idea in preparing the child for his/ her first dental visit will be by informing them that their teeth will be counted and the doctor will evaluate their brushing. It is best to avoid words like “injection”, “shot”, “hole”,” “pain” our team is efficient in conveying the words in most pleasant and non-threatening manner to the child. By staying positive parents can help our team deliver good dental care for the child.
Children do cry in a new environment, our team expertises to anticipate this in a child and effectively alleviates the child fears thorough various techniques and gaining the trust of the child and make them comfortable for their future dental visits.
Children are physically, emotionally and psychologically different from adults,so they must be handled by the specialists who are well versed in managing the child of different age groups thorough proper behavior management technique using the principles of child psychology.