Why don't we recommend for pregnant woman to be seen in their third trimester?
The position of the baby by the third trimester affects the pregnant woman's posture, making long dental appointments quite uncomfortable.
(All therapeutic or restorative dental treatment should be completed by the end of the second trimester)
When should a child come for 1st dental evaluation?
6 months of age
At what stage does a child motor development become more smooth and coordinated?
6 to 11 years of age
What does behavioral management need?
continuum of interaction with child/parent directed toward communication and education. To ease fear and anxiety while promoting an understanding of the need for good dental health and the process by which it is achieved.
What does Tell, Show, Do mean?
Method is indicated for all patients to teach them important aspects of the dental visit, to gain positive behavior at the subsequent appointments, and to shape their response to procedures through desensitization; method grants patients the ability to learn new and more pleasant associations with anxiety-provoking stimuli.
Tell: Give verbal explanations of the procedures in phrases appropriate to the patients developmental level.
Show: Demonstrate for the patient the visual, auditory, olfactory, and tactile aspects of the procedures in a carefully defined, nonthreatening setting.
Do: Completion of the procedure without deviating from the explanation and demonstration.
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