I was curious if anyone has had a dentist who employed this technique for managing your child's behavior?
**For anyone who is not familiar and is curious, the dentist puts his hand over a child's mouth to curb unruly behavior in the chair. Along with hand placement, the dentist repeats, "Once you stop the noise (or hitting or biting...) I will take my hand away."
I am not asking as a parent, but rather, as an ex-dental assistant who worked in an office that used this.
I have been thinking more and more about this. It does work. It accomplishes compliance in the chair.
However, I am curious of parent's experiences with it, as I don't think that a majority of the parents had a thorough understanding of the technique. Dr. would explain it fine, but at the moment, emotions are high, and parents agreed, often, I suspect, without having a full understanding.
I would love to know what parents think about this.
Asked by Anonymous at 2:41 PM on Oct. 8, 2009 in Health
Answer by Anonymous at 2:53 PM on Oct. 8, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 2:54 PM on Oct. 8, 2009
My 3 year old has visited the dentist about 3 time's. My child's dentist never used this kind of approach if he or she did I would then take my hand magically turn it into a fist and pound their face
Although we have had compliments on my child's behavior there i wouldn't put it past a stranger,
As mother's we love our kid's. Stranger's dont give a damn!
No need for masking.....
Answer by LexsiesMommy at 2:59 PM on Oct. 8, 2009
Answer by Happ-eToBme at 5:20 PM on Oct. 8, 2009