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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 49-51

Children's perception towards pediatric dentist attire: An observation study

Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dhanalakshmi Ravikumar
22, Abdul Marakayar Street, Redhills, Chennai - 600 052, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2468-8932.196479

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Background: Studies have shown that children have preference tpwards dentist attire and this can influence their behaviour in dental setup. Aim: The present observational study was done to determine the children's preference and their perception toward pediatric dentist attire. Materials and Methods: A personal interview was done by a single, qualified pediatric dentist among 450 school children after obtaining approval from the school administrator and child's parents. Children aged between 6 and 12 years were participated in this interview. Results: Based on the response, it was observed that most of the children preferred their pediatric dentist to wear white coat and colored scrubs. Children were highly anxious on seeing their dentist with protective wear. Conclusion: This can be utilized to improve the friendly relationship between the child and pediatric dentist.

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