Attitude and Perceptions of Child Patients towards Dental Environment: A Questionnaire Study Origin
Ever since the beginning of dentistry fear and anxiety have been consistently present. Stress usually increases in children when they are to visit dentists and this stress is preceded by fear and anxiety. The amount of stress may depend upon the number of visits these children have with the dentists. The present study was done to understand the attitude and choices of children towards dentistry in terms of their choice of attire and dental environment. A questionnaire study was conducted on children between the ages of 8-12 years. 50 children were included in this study. The observations were tabulated and evaluated for percentages. The results suggested that children prefer to be treated by female doctors, it was also seen that children preferred clinics which look more aesthetic and appealing.
Vivek Padmanabhan, Firas Najib and Abdulrahman Ammar Hamwieh