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Effectiveness of music distraction in the management of anxious pediatric dental patients

Author(s): Sivakumar. N | Abinash. M | Nirmala.SVSG | Sandeep Anant Bailwad

Journal: Annals and Essences of Dentistry
ISSN 0975-8798

Volume: 2;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Dental Anxiety | Distraction | Venham’s picture test

Management of Anxious Children in dental office still remains a challenge in day to day pediatric dental practice. The effect of different behavior management procedures in managing anxious children is well documented, for example distraction. This study is an attempt to evaluate the effect of music (audio) distraction in reducing the anxiety using Venham’s picture test.
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