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Indian Journal of Mednodent and Allied Sciences
Year : 2014, Volume : 2, Issue : 1
First page : ( 17) Last page : ( 20)
Print ISSN : 2347-6192. Online ISSN : 2347-6206.
Article DOI : 10.5958/j.2347-6206.2.1.004

Barriers for Parental Failure in Bringing their Children to the Dental Clinic—A Questionnaire-based Study in Indian Population

Bhagat Dipti1*, Khan Mir Hussain Ali2,**, Uddin Mohammad Ahmed3,***

1Assistant Professor, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, RKDF Dental College and Research Center, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

2Assistant Professor, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Saraswati Dhanwantari Dental College and Hospital, Parbhani, Maharashtra, India

3Assistant Professor, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Sibar Institute of Dental Sciences, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India

Corresponding Author Email: *dyptyy@gmail.com

**drhussain4u@gmail.com

***drahmeduddin@yahoo.com

Online published on 15 May, 2014.

Abstract

Clinical dentistry has been taking strides towards improving the oral health and delivering quality dental treatment. But there are certain barriers which inhibits the utilization of these services. Among them is the parental attitude towards dental care. Since children depend on their parents. There is a group of children who do not show up for their dental treatments or check- ups due to parental failure. This study was done to enumerate the main problems and barriers explaining the reasons regarding parental failure for bringing their children to the dental clinic. A questionnaire was distributed among 200 parents and the possible reasons were evaluated. Certain barriers such as lack of knowledge of parents regarding the importance of oral health, treatment cost, treatment time, missing school, daily work load, fear from dental treatment and multiple visits were identified as potential barriers.

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Keywords

Barriers, Children, Dental Clinic, Dental Treatment, Parental Failure.

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