Behaviour guidance in Paediatric Dentistry: Dr. Boj´s Conference in the 16th European Congress
Following the publication last year of a book on behaviour management techniques for children and parents in paediatric dentistry, Dr. Boj will present the lecture “Behaviour guidance for children and parents in paediatric dentistry” at the 16th Congress of the European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry, to be held on 15-18 June 2022 in Lisbon.
Simultaneously, this lecture by Dr. Boj at the 16th European Congress will include, apart from the well-known behavior management and control techniques in Pediatric Dentistry for children and teenagers, a behavior guide for parents to help maintain a positive and optimistic attitude when children visit the dentist.
What is behaviour guidance in paediatric dentistry?
Specifically, Behavior in Dentistry is a basic tool to help create a positive and cooperative attitude from the young patient in the short and long term. Thanks to this, it will allow the pediatric dentist to carry out adequate preventive and therapeutic work throughout the person’s growth.
Therefore, it will help the patient reach adulthood with excellent oral and dental health. In other words, the behavior in Dentistry creates a positive cooperation of children and teenagers, with an optimistic attitude towards treatments and periodic check-ups.
What are behaviour guidance techniques in paediatric dentistry?
With no doubt, behavior management techniques are essential instruments for the pediatric dentist to deal with fears. Moreover, these techniques will prevent fearful feelings or uncooperative attitudes on part of the child or teenager. Unfortunately, this may be frequent during regular check-ups or treatments that must be carried out in the dental office.
Undoubtedly, the point of view that should be conveyed to pediatric dental patients is that they should visit regularly the pediatric dentist for regular check-ups. In the same way, that children and teenagers visit their pediatrician on a regular basis.
What impact may social concept “fear of going to the dentist” have on children?
Unfortunately, there are many traumatic stories about going to the dentist in the collective memory. In summary, this historical concept of “fear of the dentist” is reported within the family environment to kids without thinking about the consequences. Consecuently, these stories can convey fears or worries to the youngest members of the household.
For all these reasons, techniques have been developed in recent decades, encompassed within applied cognitive behavioral therapy. This approach, has provided positive and beneficial effects for the oral health of children and teenagers.
Particularly, this has allowed many adults to enjoy excellent oral health today. Ideally, we would have to transmit to the patient that the pediatric dentist is simply another doctor. In other words, a doctor who helps us grow healthy, but, in this specific case, in the oral and dental field.
Publication of a Book on Child Behavior Management Techniques in Pediatric Dentistry, as well as a Guide for Parents, by Dr. Boj.
Additionally, Dr. Boj has published this past year 2021 the book “Behaviour Guidance for patients and parents in Pediatric Dentistry” from the publisher Odontología Books. Overmore, it is the first time that the term “guide for parents” is used in a pediatric dental publication in the Spanish speaking world.
In particular, this new book on behavior management techniques in Pediatric Dentistry deals not only about pediatric patients, but also about parents. This title, Behaviour Guidance for patients and parents in Pediatric dentistry, extensively collects Dr. Boj’s many years of experience, teaching, lectures and publications in this specific field of dentistry. Also, it covers prevention, surgery and pediatric orthodontics in the pediatric oral health field.