ADL Subscription Sale - Only $299 - Buy Now - Academy of Dental Learning & OSHA Training - Radiography Continuing Education - Ohio - United States

ADA CERP - Continuing Education Recognition Program

Academy – Dental Learning & OSHA Training (ADL) is an ADA CERP Recognized provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or Complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at www.ada.org/cerp. Conflict of Interest Disclosure: ADL does not accept promotional or commercial funding in association with its courses. In order to promote quality and scientific integrity, ADL's evidence-based course content is developed independent of commercial interests. Refund Policy: If not 100% satisfied with your courses, contact our office by telephone (800) 522-1207 or email, info@dentallearning.org for a full refund.

Dental Board of California Registered Provider (RP5631). Click here for our approval certificate.


04-5631-17044: Managing the Pediatric Dental Patient

Course Abstract:

Contact Hours (CE): The Academy of Dental Learning and OSHA Training, LLC, designates this activity for 4 continuing education credits (4 CEs).
Cost:$40.00
Questions? Contact Us: Phone: 800-522-1207, Fax: 800-886-3009, or Email: cesupport@dentallearning.org
Published: October 2012
Updated: September 2017
Expires: October 2020
Pages:35
Course Instructor: Anne P. Dodds, BDS, MPH, PhD.
Health Science Editor: Megan Wright, RDH, MS
No conflicts of interest are reported by the author or by educational planning committee members.

Educational Objectives

  • Describe the behavior management goals for pediatric dental patients and other patient groups whose behavior requires management to permit the delivery of quality dental care
  • Describe and perform techniques of Basic Behavior Guidance
  • Describe techniques of Advanced Behavior Management

Course Description

The goals of behavior management in dentistry are to establish effective communication, to alleviate patient fear and anxiety and build a trusting relationship with the patient that will ultimately allow the dentist to deliver quality dental care and promote in the patient a positive attitude towards dental care and oral health. Behavioral management of this diverse group (including children and adolescents under age 21 years, patients who present behavioral challenges due to mental, physical or medical disabilities) has been traditionally considered to fall into two areas, Basic Behavior Guidance Techniques and Advanced Behavior Guidance. This course examines each of these areas in detail and offers advice in the use of basic management techniques (Tell-show-do (TSD), modeling and distraction) that can be applied in the dental office. Also includes update in 2015 for Ask-Tell-Ask technique, meant to empower child more as a proactive participant. Advanced management modalities (physical management, aversive management and pharmacologic management) are discussed but their use will require further training to satisfy professional board requirements.

How to Take This Course

Click on the logo below to open the course book. Study the course then return to this page and click to Take the Exam. Upon successful completion of the exam you will be asked to register and pay over a secure connection. Your exam will grade automatically and your certificate will display for you to save and/or print for your records.

Contact Hours: 4.00
Price: $40.00

To continue, click below.


Finished studying the course? Take the Exam.