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Behavior Management in Dentistry for Children by Gerald Z. Wright

Behavior Management in Dentistry for Children


Behavior Management in Dentistry for Children by Gerald Z. Wright

Guiding patient behavior is as important as ever for the practicing dentist, and the behavior of pediatric patients is perhaps the most challenging to manage. Drs. Wright and Kupietzky here update Dr. Wright s classic work on managing pediatric dental patients. Behavior Management in Dentistry for Children,2nd Edition, has been entirely rewritten and includes the latest and most effective management strategies from an international team of experts in the field. The book addresses the influence of family and parenting styles on children s behavior and the factors that determine how children behave in the dental office. Pharmacological and non-pharmacological management techniques are described in depth, as are techniques for dealing with special needs patients. Clinical scenarios are described throughout the book, with practical application of the taught principles. The final part of the book covers the dental environment training office personnel to manage children s behavior, practical considerations for behavior guidance, and the effects of the physical dental office environment. Behavior Management in Dentistry for Children,2nd Edition, is ideal for pediatric residents, dental students, and practicing dentists who see children on a regular basis.

About the Author

Dr. Gerald Z. Wright is a Diplomate and Past President of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. He is Professor Emeritus of Western University. Dr. Wright has edited four textbooks, written numerous peer-reviewed articles about behavior management of the pediatric dental patient and served on the editorial board of four journals. Dr. Wright is past Secretary General of the International Association of Paediatric Dentistry and has received many professional honors, including receiving the Medal of Paris for his work with children, and the Honoris Doctoris Causa awarded by the Belarussian State Medical University for his work in that country. Dr. Ari Kupietzky is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He served as a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Dentistry for Children and Pediatric Dentistry and is currently an abstracts editor for the latter journal. Dr. Kupietzky has published numerous articles on the topic of behavior management in leading journals of pediatric dentistry and authored two chapters in textbooks on behavioral dentistry and medical ethics. Currently, Dr. Kupietzky is performing research on the dental treatment of the very young child and practices pediatric dentistry in his private practice. He teaches part time at the Department of Pediatric Dentistry of the Hebrew University Hadassah School of Dental Medicine in Jerusalem, and is Visiting Professor at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine in Newark, New Jersey. Dr. Kupietzky is a popular speaker and has lectured throughout Europe and the United States.

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Publication date

28th March 2014


Gerald Z. Wright

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John Wiley & Sons Inc


264 pages


Paediatric medicine



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