Dentists' behavior in response to child dental fear.

  title={Dentists' behavior in response to child dental fear.},
  author={Maaike ten Berge and Jacobus Simon Johannes Veerkamp and J W A P Hoogstraten},
  journal={ASDC journal of dentistry for children},
  volume={66 1},
  pages={36-40, 12}
Dental fear is a multifactorial problem frequently encountered during dental treatment of children. Studies have indicated that, among others, the behavior of the dentist may play a part in the development of this dental fear. The present study was undertaken to examine the behavioral aspects of the dentist-patient relationship, and specific dentists' behavior that can reduce dental fear. The behavior of forty children referred to a center for special dental care and of two dentists was… CONTINUE READING