Behavior Management

Management Of Child Patient Behavior

At Children’s Dental Specialists & Adult Dentistry, we are ready to actively partner with you to maintain your child’s dental health. With several years in practice, we have an in-depth understanding of the special needs of a child’s developing mouth.

We are able to make personalized behavior management recommendations based on your child’s health history, type of treatment needed, emotional development, intellectual development, and other important factors.

Below are goals of behavior management techniques:

  • No blood, pain, drills, needles or loud noises with Solea.
  • No sitting in our treatment chair for hours. Solea is quick and easy.
  • The healing process is predictable and fast with Solea.
  • Limited tongue mobility

Behavior Management Approaches We Use

  • Tell-show-do– explanations in just the right words for a child’s understanding
  • Positive reinforcement– praise and rewards
  • Distraction– diverting attention with music, movies, video games, etc
  • Voice control– adjusting voice tone or volume to calm a child
  • Modeling– observing other children’s positive responses to treatment
  • Local anesthetics– topical anesthetic for numbing checks and gums
  • Nitrous oxide /oxygen – reduces anxiety and gagging with nitrous oxide gas
  • Protective stabilization– Limits a child’s movement during treatment to decrease risk of injury and allow treatment to be completed safely


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