Helping the family accept dental care

Refer to Section 4 of the full guidance.

  • Consider the child’s anxiety level when planning care and the use of one or a combination of the following behaviour management strategies to facilitate provision of both preventive care and treatment.
    • Communication
    • Enhanced control
    • Tell, show, do
    • Behaviour shaping and positive reinforcement
    • Structured time
    • Distraction
    • Relaxation
    • Systematic desensitisation

Refer to the full guidance for more information about each behaviour management strategy.