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VOLUME 4 , ISSUE 3 ( September-December, 2010 ) > List of Articles


Parental Presence During Their Child's Dental Treatment

Citation Information : Parental Presence During Their Child's Dental Treatment. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2010; 4 (3):52-54.

DOI: 10.5005/johcd-4-3-52

License: CC BY-NC 3.0

Published Online: 01-01-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2010; The Author(s).


Parents can play an important role as team members of the oral health care delivery team of their children. The pros and cons of the presence of parents during dental treatment are discussed. This article also describes various factors to be considered during decision making process to either include or exclude the parent during dental treatment of their child to achieve the ultimate goal of providing safe and quality dental treatment.

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