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Paul Ashley summarises the key points from the final week

And that’s it, final week complete — well done. We hope you enjoyed it and found it useful. There’s still a little bit more to do before you’re done, but you have completed all the teaching now.

What are the take-home messages from this week?

There are a range of techniques to manage behaviour in children, with approaches like tell- show-do, acclimatisation and positive reinforcement being particularly useful. Anxiety measurement is an important tool and should be considered.

Giving local anaesthetic effectively is probably one of the most important clinical skills for a paediatric dentist. Distraction is the key to this, and there are a lot of different methods we can use.

A comprehensive assessment is central to development of a high-quality treatment plan. Use of proformas can help the examining dental care professional be sure they are recording all the relevant information.

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