Child Taming: How to Manage Children in Dental Practice (Test Only)

Learning Objectives

Chapter 1                       Introducing the Children

List the stages of development for the two through 5-year-old and the recommended approach from Table 1-1.

Compare internal and external children.


Chapter 2                       Child Taming 1: This is what I See, Hear and Feel

State the two most common anxieties in children

List several factors associated with dental anxiety.

State several ways children manifest anxiety.

Discuss communication techniques with children and common pitfalls.

List specific examples of non-verbal-communication.


Chapter 3                       Child Taming 2: The Dental Team

State the role of the dental receptionist.

State the role of the dental nurse and dentist.

Chapter 4                       Parent Training

Describe the treatment alliance.

Discuss psychological preparation for the anxious child and treatment planning.

Describe a case conference.

Discuss valid consent.

Chapter 5                       Behavioral Management Techniques

Define behavioral management and the Tell-Show-Do technique.

Define behavior shaping and positive reinforcement.

Describe methods of enhancing control and using distraction.

Chapter 6                       Sequential Treatment Planning

Define acclimatization and temporization.

Discuss the prevention feedback loop from Fig 6-6.

Discuss how the level of anxiety affects treatment according to Fig 6-10.

Learning Objectives

Chapter 7                       Conscious Sedation 1: What it Is and When to Use It

  1. Compare conscious sedation and deep sedation.
  2. Discuss acceptable and unacceptable techniques for sedation in the United Kingdom.
  3. List the four areas assessed in the child anatomy and physiology.
  4. State the complications and benefits of conscious sedation.
  5. Discuss methods of assessing anxiety.
  6. Define “preventive” sedation.

Chapter 8                       Conscious Sedation 2: Preparing the Parent and Child

List common anxiety provoking stimuli in children.

Discuss a holistic approach to dental care.

List two complications of sedation.

Discuss informed consent.

State methods of psychological preparation.

Discuss fasting recommendations.

Chapter 9                       Conscious Sedation 3: Preparing the Dental Team and Facilities

Discuss the roles of the receptionist and dental nurse.

State the steps in monitoring the child during conscious sedation.


Define hypoxemia, pulse oximetry, capnography and scavenging.


Chapter 10                     Conscious Sedation 4: What to Use and How to Use It

List the five routes used to administer sedation producing drugs.

Describe nitrous oxide and list the contraindications, adverse reactions and results of inadequate scavenging.

Discuss the technique for carrying out nitrous oxide inhalation sedation.

Chapter 11                     General Anesthesia: What it Is and When it is Needed

Define general anesthesia and state when it is necessary.

Discuss the importance of the dental assessment.


Chapter 12

Preparing Children and their Families for Sedation and General Anesthesia

Describe the four stages of Paiget’s theory of children’s cognitive development.

Compare monitors and blunters.

Discuss how children and their families can be prepared for a procedure.