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Intervention Program on Dental Fear in Sekeloa Kindergarten Bandung Indonesia

Intervention Program on Dental Fear in Sekeloa Kindergarten Bandung Indonesia
Arlette Suzy Setiawan, Langgersari Elsari, Hendriati Agustiani
Universitas Padjadjaran, International Journal of Dental and Medical Research Volume 12 No. 2 2018, ISSN: 1309-100X, Publisher: ectodermal dysplasia group, Website: http://www.jidmr.com/journal/
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Universitas Padjadjaran, International Journal of Dental and Medical Research Volume 12 No. 2 2018, ISSN: 1309-100X, Publisher: ectodermal dysplasia group, Website: http://www.jidmr.com/journal/
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Dental treatment is a situation that can cause stress, and eventually increasing the level of fear in children. Several communicative, advance and pharmacological interventions have been established to manage dental fear and uncooperative behavior in children, and it is more recommended focusing more on the non-pharmacological intervention. The purpose of this test is to evaluate the film and live modeling effects in reducing dental fear in pre-school children. The participants are students of Sekeloa Kindergaten Bandung Indonesia that have never been visit the dentists before. The program consists of five sessions that are divided into two visits, i.e. the visit in classroom and in dental practice room. Assessments before and after the model film simulation and after the treatment testing, each of the children is measured for the DF level using Facial Image Scales. Forty-five children participating in this intervention program. Before the film model simulation there is a balance between the number of children who are afraid and who are not afraid. After the film simulation, the number of children who are afraid is decreased. And so, after the test session, the number is decreasing a lot. The use of modeling video has a beneficial potency for clinical practices in reducing fear.

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