College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
BA (Bachelor of Arts)
Session and Year of Graduation
Honors Major Advisor
This study examines the change in child anxiety and fear towards dentistry when an intervention in the elementary classroom setting was put in place. My literature review exhibits a lack of information pertaining to attempting to change the views of children in relation to dentistry. There is strong evidence of the reasoning for child dental fear and anxiety, but no information showing the effects of an intervention. This study revealed that an increase in information about dentistry was correlated to an increase in positive feelings towards dentistry. The most statistical piece of data was an increase in student responses to how they feel at the dentist, trending positively. The findings conclude that students’ feelings towards dentistry are more positive after an educational presentation about dentistry.
anxiety, children, dental, fear
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