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Investigation of dentist and clinical environment preferences for children patients and parents

Esra Kizilci, Ismail Cihangir, Ozlem Askaroglu, Husniye Gumus.


Our study aims to determine the dentist's image and clinical environment features that can overcome the dental anxiety of the child and parent. The study was carried out on 400 children with their parents (n=400) who applied to Erciyes University pediatric dentistry department. The survey method involved questioning the experience of the dentist, the desired dentist, and the clinical environment. According to the results of the survey, it was determined that the children and the parents had positive feelings about this experience (65.5%-68.8%) since the majority of children and their parents had already gone to the dentist (77.5%-93.5%). It was observed that both parents and children want the dentist to wear a mask, but the use of identity cards and glasses is not preferred (p

Key words: Dental anxiety, dental clinic, dental fear, dentistry, clinical environment

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