Considerations in behavior management of the pediatric dental patient. Helping children cope with dental treatment.

@article{Musselman1991ConsiderationsIB,
  title={Considerations in behavior management of the pediatric dental patient. Helping children cope with dental treatment.},
  author={Robert J Musselman},
  journal={Pediatric clinics of North America},
  year={1991},
  volume={38 5},
  pages={1309-24}
}
Pediatric dentists use their knowledge of psychologic development and current theories of behavior modification to direct children in coping with the anxieties present at any dental visit. Only if these psychologic techniques are inadequate will conscious sedation, restraints, or general anesthesia be used to control children's behavior during dental… CONTINUE READING