Dental behaviours for our paediatric patients and their families
30 Jun 2021, 14:00 UAE Timezone (GST) |20:00 Australia Timezone (AEST) Online Event Area of interest: General Dentistry, Oral Hygiene


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Breaking bad habits can be challenging for anyone. Oral health habits can be implemented from a young age to avoid the need to break these habits in later years. What are factors that discourage families from maintaining a good oral health routine for their child? How can we as clinicians support parents and families to manage behaviours and encourage setting up healthy habits? When should a child's first dental visit be and what can we achieve in that appointment, even if the child is non-compliant?

With an increase of childhood caries, it is important for us as clinicians to address these poor habits from the root cause. 

Learning objectives

  • Identifying key barriers in parent's motivation
  • Identifying responsibility and importance
  • Techniques for creating positive family behaviours, rather than breaking bad habits.
  • Dental examination techniques for babies and young children 
  • Resources for helping clinicians to effectively communicate with families, parents and children to establish positive dental behaviours.