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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 45-48

Comparative practice of behavior management techniques in pediatric patients among BDS and MDS practitioners of other specialties

Department of Pedodontic and Preventive Dentistry, Thai Moogambigai Dental College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Sharanya Ravindran
No. 49, 4th Circular Road, Jawahar Nagar, Agaram, Chennai - 600 082, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2468-8932.196478

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Context: Dentist plays a unique role in treatment plan for the child patient. Without a proper behavior management technique, there would not be a successful treatment outcome. Behavior management techniques among various dentists are studied. Aims: The aim of the present study is to compare the behavior management techniques of pediatric patients among undergraduate and postgraduate practitioners of other specialties. Subjects and Methods: The study was conducted in the Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Thai Moogambigai Dental College and Hospitals, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. A total of 88 dental surgeons were selected randomly by stratifies sampling method, in which 22 were undergraduate dentists and 66 were postgraduate dentists from different specialties. Statistical Analysis Used: Descriptive statistical techniques and bivariate analysis were used. Results: Postgraduate dentists of other specialties were more likely to accept behavior management techniques than undergraduate practitioners. Conclusions: It was concluded that practitioners should recognize that both didactic and clinical educational components may influence on the students. Hence, it is necessary that graduate dentists must be aware of the behavior modification techniques.

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