Flashcards in History Taking Deck (14):
Function of an accurate history?
1. For caries risk assesment
2. To help understand ability and motiviation of parent / carer and child to maintain oral health
3. To get essential info to develop an effective care plan
Purpose of Medical History?
Medical emergencies can occur
Oral health is linked to general health
Example of Medical history questions?
What allergies are relevant to dentistry?
Latex (rubber dam / gloves)
Dental disease can put patients with what medical conditions at increased risk?
What medical conditions increase a patient’s risk of developing dental disease?
What medical conditions might complicate dental treatment or a patient’s ability to maintain their oral health?
Example of Social History questions?
Incidence of caries in mother and siblings?
Who is the principal carer?
Who does the child live with?
Why is the incidence of caries in mother and siblings important to know?
Caries risk assessment
To help understand ability and motivation to maintain oral health
What dental history questions do we need to ask?
What question do we ask about Toothbrushing?
Does child or parent brush teeth?
How often are teeth brushed?
What questions about Dietary Habits do we ask?
Does the child take a bottle to bed at night?
If so what’s in it?
How often does the child have fizzy drinks containing sugar?
Does the child have sugar added to hot drinks?
What does the child eat between meals?
What does the child eat at lunchtime in school?
How many portions of fruit and veg does the child eat each day?
What questions about Dental Treatment do we need to ask?
What treatment has been carried out?
Does the child have experience with LA?
How anxious is the child about visiting the dentist?
Has the child had inhalation sedation or GA previously?
Does the child attend for scheduled care appointments?