International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Dentistry | Jordan | Volume 13 Issue 1, January 2024 | Rating: 5.4 / 10

Parents' Predictions and Assessment of their Children's Behaviour during their First Dental Treatment Visit

Reem M Aloun | Rayeh M Alrashed | Laiali I Aladwan | Ferdous A Alrahamneh | Doaa F Mufleh

Abstract: Introduction: Due to the influence of parents on their children's emotional development, it is possible for parents to predict their children's behaviour during their first treatment visit to the paediatric dental clinic. Hence, it is essential to compare parents' predictions and self-assessment of their children's behaviour during the first restorative dental appointment with the treating physician's perception of the behaviour of these children. Objective: This study aims to determine parents' prediction and assessment of their children's behaviour during their first dental treatment visit. Methods: The research took the form of a cross-sectional study; a questionnaire was distributed among the parents of 74 patients visiting the paediatric dental clinic in Queen Rania Al Abdallah Hospital, and the treating dentists were also involved in the study. Results: Of the treatment outcomes, 51.3% revealed that there is an agreement between parents' predictions and dental treatment outcomes at all cooperation levels. Whether patients are cooperative, partially cooperative or uncooperative may be divisible as follows: in cooperative cases, agreement was recorded at88%, in partially cooperative and in uncooperative cases, agreement was recorded at 25.7% and 50%, respectively. Of the children involved in this study, 85.1% did not have any health problems/chronic diseases. Based on the parents' viewpoints, 86.5% of children sit on the dental treatment chair and 75.7% allow the dentists to finish the treatment. The results also showed that age has a significant impact on parents' predictions. Conclusion: Dentists must listen to parents' concerns in order to save time, to be able to treat other patients and to avoid wasting time treating uncooperative patients. Additionally, these results are crucial in assisting dentists to focus on the latter and to attempt to develop appropriate handling methods based on parents' predictions.

Keywords: Children's Behaviours, Parents' Predictions, Wright Classifications, First Dental Treatment Visit

Edition: Volume 13 Issue 1, January 2024,

Pages: 448 - 452

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