Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Behavior Mechanisms

Distraction techniques in management of apprehensive child in dental practice. Systematic review of randomized controlled trials

Suhael Ahmed, Maram Fahaid M Al Hemaidani, May Ahmed Alfaleh, Aalia Trad Alharthi, Asmaa Khaleel Alhazmi, Rana Mohammed S Bin Mandeel, Aisha Moajel Alshammari, Ahmed Alghamdi, Arub Abdullah Batil Albatil

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 7, Pages 8606-8620

Anxiety is characterized as a combination of an emotional reaction such as fear, apprehension, tension, uneasiness, and a physiological reaction such as sweating, feeling tense
symptoms that can arise out of a variety of reasons. Both patients and dentists face challenges dealing with dental anxiety. Aim of this systematic review is to provide an overview of the most relevant studies on non-pharmacological behaviour management techniques for contemporary alpha children, who undergo dental treatment. Data extraction was done according to the standard Cochrane systematic review methodology. Pubmed, Web of Science, Scopus, and Embase databases were searched from the year 2010 to 2022, for randomized clinical trials (RCT)and observational studies. Search strategy was performed for children younger than 10 years old according to definitions set by the World Health Organisation