Flashcards in Treatment planning for children Deck (8)
List 5 differences between treating a child vs adult?
Child is growing - has developing dentition
Primary teeth vs permanent teeth
Behaviour management - children are anxious and inexperienced at dentists
When treating a child you need to develop good habits and attitudes to treatments and OH
There is a 3rd party at the examination (the parent) that needs to be involved
History of presenting compliant can often be unreliable in children. Because of this you should focus on 2 things when taking HPC. What are they?
When the pain occurs
Does the pain effect sleep
What additional part of the medical history is required when working with a paediatric patient?
Look into pregnancy and any problems around that
List 5 things you should ask about during Childs dental history?
Past attendance pattern
Previous experience (Incl LA/GA)
Attitudes to treatment - cooperation and motivation
Home care - oral hygiene, diet (brief))
What should be asked during social history?
Who they live with
Who has parental responsibility
At School? - year? age?
Teenage? - smoke? drink?
Social care involvement
Describe parental responsibility of birth mother and father?
Birth mother = automatic
Birth father = only if married at birth or afterwards or if on birth certificate
How can other adults such as ineligible father, adopters, local authorities, gain parental responsibility?
Parental responsibility agreement with mother
Parental responsibility order from court
Residence order from court
Become Childs guardian