Behavior Management in Dentistry for Children

Behavior Management in Dentistry for Children

by Gerald Z. Wright


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Behavior Management in Dentistry for Children by Gerald Z. Wright

Guiding patient behavior is as important as ever for thepracticing dentist, and the behavior of pediatric patients isperhaps the most challenging to manage. Drs. Wright and Kupietzkyhere update Dr. Wright’s classic work on managing pediatricdental patients.

Behavior Management in Dentistry for Children,
2ndEdition, has been entirely rewritten and includes the latestand most effective management strategies from an international teamof experts in the field. The book addresses the influence of familyand parenting styles on children’s behavior and the factorsthat determine how children behave in the dental office.Pharmacological and non-pharmacological management techniques aredescribed in depth, as are techniques for dealing with specialneeds patients. Clinical scenarios are described throughout thebook, with practical application of the taught principles. Thefinal part of the book covers the dental environment—trainingoffice personnel to manage children’s behavior, practicalconsiderations for behavior guidance, and the effects of thephysical dental office environment.

Behavior Management in Dentistry for Children,
2ndEdition, is ideal for pediatric residents, dental students, andpracticing dentists who see children on a regular basis.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780721696089
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date: 05/01/1975
Pages: 266

About the Author

Dr. Gerald Z. Wright is a Diplomate and Past President of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. He is Professor Emeritus of Western University. Dr. Wright has edited four textbooks, written numerous peer-reviewed articles about behavior management of the pediatric dental patient and served on the editorial board of four journals. Dr. Wright is past Secretary General of the International Association of Paediatric Dentistry and has received many professional honors, including receiving the Medal of Paris for his work with children, and the Honoris Doctoris Causa awarded by the Belarussian State Medical University for his work in that country.

Dr. Ari Kupietzky is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He served as a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Dentistry for Children and Pediatric Dentistry and is currently an abstracts editor for the latter journal. Dr. Kupietzky has published numerous articles on the topic of behavior management in leading journals of pediatric dentistry and authored two chapters in textbooks on behavioral dentistry and medical ethics. Currently, Dr. Kupietzky is performing research on the dental treatment of the very young child and practices pediatric dentistry in his private practice. He teaches part time at the Department of Pediatric Dentistry of the Hebrew University Hadassah School of Dental Medicine in Jerusalem, and is Visiting Professor at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine in Newark, New Jersey. Dr. Kupietzky is a popular speaker and has lectured throughout Europe and the United States.

Table of Contents

Editors, ix

Contributors, xi

Acknowledgments, xv

Chapter 1 Introductory Remarks, 3
Gerald Z. Wright, Ari Kupietzky

Chapter 2 Understanding Key Moments in Child Development,11
Eileen Wood

Chapter 3 Children’s Behavior in the Dental Office,23
Jaap S.J. Veerkamp, Gerald Z. Wright

Chapter 4 Influence of the Family, 35
Barbara Sheller

Chapter 5 Establishing a Dental Home, 53
Anna B. Fuks, Ari Kupietzky

Chapter 6 Non-Pharmacologic Approaches in Behavior Management,63
Gerald Z. Wright, Ari Kupietzky

Chapter 7 Children with Disabilities, 93
Gunilla Klingberg

Chapter 8 Local Anesthesia, 107
Steven Schwartz, Ari Kupietzky

Chapter 9 Introduction to Pharmacological Techniques: AHistorical Perspective, 125
Gerald Z. Wright, Ari Kupietzky

Chapter 10 Sedation for the Pediatric Patient, 131
Stephen Wilson

Chapter 11 Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Inhalation Sedation in Children,145
Dimitris Emmanouil, Ari Kupietzky

Chapter 12 Minimal and Moderate Sedation Agents, 159
Stephen Wilson

Chapter 13 Working with a Dentist Anesthesiologist, 177
Kenneth L. Reed, Amanda Jo Okundaye

Chapter 14 The Use of General Anesthesia in Behavior Management,185
Marcio A. da Fonseca, Travis Nelson

Chapter 15 Management of Emergencies Associated with PediatricDental Sedation, 197
Kenneth L. Reed, Amanda Jo Okundaye

Chapter 16 Practical Considerations and the Dental Team,211
Jonathon E. Lee, Brian D. Lee

Chapter 17 The Dental Office, 227
Jonathon E. Lee, Brian D. Lee, Gerald Z.Wright, Ari Kupietzky

Index, 241

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