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Interventions in Pediatric Dentistry: Open Access Journal

Research Article(ISSN: 2637-6636)

Children’s Perception About Dental Care in Patients Attended at Ceulp-Ulbra School Clinic

Volume 4 - Issue 4

Oliveira EC, Marques EF*,Santos MM,Borges TS and Bitencourt LC

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    • Department of Dentistry, President Antonio Carlos University, Brazil

    *Corresponding author: Marques EF, Department of Dentistry, President Antonio Carlos University, Brazil

Received: August 01, 2020;   Published: August 18, 2020

DOI: 10.32474/IPDOAJ.2020.04.000193

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Abstract

The dental care of children is an area that requires special attention. The dental visit, even in the early years of life, allows the child to have, early on, greater contact and familiarity with the dental environment, thus having the possibility to learn new habits in addition to positive experiences with regard to oral health. Thus, it is extremely important to know the view of children about the dental care provided by the institution CEUPL-ULBRA. We randomly selected children aged 3 to 11 years, 13 males and 8 females. Data collection was performed through interviews and story-design after the service, as well as analysis of the medical records to record the procedures performed. For the analysis of the drawings and for the interview, four categories were considered:
a) Dental environment
b) Dental treatment
c) Dentist image and
d) Behavioral manifestation
The most frequent categories in storytelling were the environment and dental treatment, with the most cited curative procedures. The operator / dentist’s image according to the drawing was considered technical. According to the interview, the clinical procedure itself was considered a positive point of care, especially when it was associated with pain relief. The most negative point was evidenced at times that led to some kind of discomfort in the child such as anesthesia, taste of the prophylactic paste and noise of high rotation. The perception of the operator’s image was considered humanized in all responses. Most children showed satisfaction with their smile and some reported the need to return to the dental clinic for new procedures. Only a small portion was free of oral problems. It is concluded that: the need for dental follow-up is not consistent with the oral health condition of the children evaluated and that the care process follows the curative model.

Keywords:Pediatric Dentistry;child psychology;health evaluation

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