Child behavior in the dental setting relative to parental presence

@inproceedings{Pfefferle2003ChildBI,
  title={Child behavior in the dental setting relative to parental presence},
  author={John C. Pfefferle and J Bernard Bernie Machen and Henry W. Fields and William R. Posnick},
  year={2003}
}
The purpose of this study was to evaluate child behavior relative to parental presence. The behavior of 48 children 36-60 months old was examined during their first dental exam and two subsequent restorative visits. Parental presence or absence was determined randomly, and dentist-patient interactions were regulated by standardized scripts. The duration of four negative behaviors .was quantified by two independent raters. No significant differences were found between patients accompanied by… CONTINUE READING
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