- Explain the goal of behavior guidance in the dental office for children.
- List three conditions that must be met for informed consent.
- List three communicative guidance techniques.
- Explain the concept of choosing the “least restrictive” behavior guidance technique.
- Explain under what conditions deep sedation should and should not be used.
- Explain under what conditions general anesthesia should and should not be used.
Module 5: Behavior Guidance
Module 5 includes information about behavior guidance that can help oral
health professionals provide care for children in a safe and
effective manner. The module discusses the concept of informed
consent, basic behavior
guidance (communicative guidance and nitrous oxide/oxygen-inhalation
sedation), and advanced behavior guidance (protective stabilization,
deep sedation, and general anesthesia).
The module provides one downloadable tool: “Preparing Children and Their Families for the Hospital Dental Experience.” The tool can help oral health professionals discuss some of the issues involved in hospitalizing a child for oral health care with parents.
Time Needed to Complete this Module:
Approximately 30 minutes