Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Year : 2018 | Month : April | Volume : 12 | Issue : 4 | Page : SG01 - SG03

Dental Anxiety in Children: A Review of the Contributing Factors

Amerah A Alasmari, Ghadah S Aldossari, Mohammed S Aldossary

1. Dental Intern, Department of Dentistry, Riyadh Colleges of Dentistry and Pharmacy, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 2. Dental Intern, Department of Dentistry, Riyadh Colleges of Dentistry and Pharmacy, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 3. Specialist in Paediatric Dentistry, Department of Dentistry, Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Correspondence Address :
Dr. Mohammed S Aldossary,
P.O. Box-13743, Riyadh-11414, Saudi Arabia.
E-mail: msfd99@hotmail.com

Abstract

Dental anxiety is a challenge faced by the dental professionals while treating young children. Many factors have been reported as contributing factors that influence and affect the level of dental anxiety in children. Being familiar with these factors would facilitate behaviour management in anxious children. This article reviews the contributing factors that have been investigated in the literature.

Keywords

Child behaviour, Dental fear, Dental phobia

How to cite this article :

Amerah A Alasmari, Ghadah S Aldossari, Mohammed S Aldossary. DENTAL ANXIETY IN CHILDREN: A REVIEW OF THE CONTRIBUTING FACTORS. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2018 April [cited: 2018 Apr 27 ]; 12:SG01-SG03. Available from
http://jcdr.net/back_issues.asp?issn=0973-709x&year=2018&month=April&volume=12&issue=4&page=SG01-SG03&id=11379

DOI and Others

DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2018/35081.11379

Date of Submission: Dec 06, 2017
Date of Peer Review: Dec 30, 2017
Date of Acceptance: Mar 14, 2018
Date of Publishing: Apr 01, 2018

FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.

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