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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 66-68

Behavior assessment of children after placing colored restorative material: A randomized controlled trial


1 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Saveetha Dental College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Pedodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, Saveetha Dental College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Sophiya Juliet
Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Saveetha Dental College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijpr.ijpr_4_17

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Background: Children tend to have a unfound fear and anxiety. Placing coloured restoration can motivate and reduce the anxiety in the child. Aim: To assess the behaviour of the child after placement of coloured restorative material. Materials and Methods: 48 Children of 3-7 years who visited department of pedodontics and preventive dentistry with a occlusal lesion in primary molar teeth were included in the study. The child's behaviour was assessed before and after the treatment. The outcome was based on the cooperation on the child on further appointments. Results: The children who were given coloured restoration had better improvement in the behaviour when compared to that of the regular restoration which was statistical significant. Conclusion: The coloured restoration are effective motivational tool for the children and reduces anxiety which ultimately benefits better cooperation and improvement in oral hygiene maintanence.


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