Module 5: Behavior Guidance
Special Care- Behavior Guidance

Module 5 Post-Test Self-Assessment

  1. Which of the following is not a part of the goal of behavior guidance in the dental office for children?
    1. To ease a child’s fear and anxiety about the dental office and oral health procedures.
    2. To promote parents’ awareness of the need for good oral hygiene and the process by which good oral health is achieved.
    3. To provide oral health care in the most comfortable, least restrictive, safest, and most effective manner.
    4. To provide a means to restrict a child’s movement during all dental procedures.

  2. Tips for promoting cooperation in the dental office include:
    1. Allowing children to bring comfort items such as a stuffed animal, a blanket, or headphones to listen to music.
    2. Making appointments short whenever possible.
    3. Praising and reinforcing good behavior, and trying to end each appointment on a positive note.
    4. All of the above.

  3. Which of the following is not a part of informed consent?
    1. The oral health professional must actively engage parents and the child (if the child is able to understand) in a verbal exchange to clarify issues, ask/answer questions, and verify parents’ and the child’s comprehension.
    2. Parents making the decision must be considered “competent” to understand the information and to make a decision.
    3. Two witnesses must sign the consent form.
    4. Parents must clearly communicate their choices.

  4. Which of the following is not a part of the communication and communicative guidance technique?
    1. Protective stabilization.
    2. Positive pre-visit imagery.
    3. Distraction.
    4. Positive reinforcement and descriptive praise.

  5. Sedation is not indicated for which of the following reasons:
    1. To provide oral health care to a cooperative child with minimal oral health needs.
    2. To minimize physical discomfort and pain.
    3. To control anxiety, minimize psychological trauma, and maximize potential for amnesia.
    4. To control behavior and/or movement so as to allow the safe completion of the procedure.

  6. The use of general anesthesia may be considered for all but which one of the following:
    1. A child requiring significant surgical procedures.
    2. A very young child with minimal oral health care needs that could be deferred or addressed with other therapeutic interventions or treatment.
    3. A child requiring immediate, comprehensive oral health care.
    4. A child who is unable to cooperate owing to a lack of psychological or emotional maturity and/or cognitive, physical, or medical disability.