Gunilla Klingberg

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OBJECTIVES The objectives of this article were to examine the literature published from 1982 to 2006 and to evaluate prevalence of dental fear and anxiety (DFA) and dental behaviour management problems (DBMP) in children and adolescents, and their relationships to age, sex, general anxiety, temperament, and general behavioural problems. METHODS A broad(More)
The permanent teeth of 516 7- and 8-year-old Swedish children from a low-fluoride area were examined for developmental enamel defects. Special attention was paid to demarcated opacities in permanent first molars and permanent incisors (MIH). The examination was done in their schools, using a portable light, a mirror, and a probe. The modified DDE index of(More)
The aim of this study was to determine possible etiological factors for a developmental enamel defect, i.e. demarcated opacities, affecting the permanent first molars. A questionnaire about possible etiological factors of enamel developmental defects was filled in by the parents of 8-yr-old children (n=516) prior to a dental examination of permanent teeth.(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the demand for restorative treatment, dental anxiety and dental behaviour management problems among children with severe hypomineralization of their first molars (MIH). DESIGN Case control study. SAMPLE AND METHODS Data were compiled from the dental records of 32 9-year-old children with severe enamel hypomineralization of their(More)
Orofacial functions include competences/abilities such as eating, breathing, speech/language, mimicry, as well as oral health, and disturbances are common in children with rare disorders. To describe parental experiences of orofacial function and needs in children with rare disorders, in-depth interviews focusing on orofacial function were carried out with(More)
The relationship between child dental fear and clinical effects, and the importance of some etiological factors related to the development of dental fear in children, were studied in 3,204 urban Swedish children aged 4 to 6 and 9 to 11 yr. Information concerning child dental fear (as measured by the Dental Subscale of Children's Fear Survey Schedule),(More)
In order to establish normative data on the dental subscale of children's fear survey schedule (CFSS-DS), measuring child dental fear, and to study the influence of general fears, parental fears and socio-economic correlates on children's dental fear levels, a questionnaire was sent to parents of a representative sample of 4,505 children aged 4-6, and(More)
OBJECTIVE The neonatal line (NNL) is in principle found in all primary teeth and the line represents the time of birth. Earlier findings of the appearance of the NNL in light microscope and in microradiographs have shown not only changes in the prism direction of the enamel, but that the NNL has a hypomineralized character. METHODS The neonatal line was(More)
PURPOSE The relationship between dental fear and temperament in children was investigated in 124 Swedish children aged 5-7 and 10-12 years. They represented dentally fearful (65) and not fearful (81) children, and were drawn from a larger population-based patient pod. The aims of the investigation were to study the relationships between temperament on one(More)
A Swedish version of the Dental Subscale of Children's Fear Survey Schedule (CFSS-DS) was designed to be answered by parents on behalf of their children. The instrument was administered twice to the parents of 52 children aged 4 to 14 years. The children's behaviors were rated during the dental appointment immediately after the second administration. The(More)