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Design and preliminary validation of the verbal skill scale in the dental setting: An anxiety scale for children
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to design and examine the validity of a scale that uses the verbal performance of children as an indicator of dental anxiety. Methods: A total of 128 healthy 4- to 6-year-olds were ...
Can child temperament be related to early childhood caries?
Beyond the biological risk factors of early childhood caries (ECC) is child temperament. This study aimed to investigate the relationship of ECC to different traits of child temperament, directly and indirectly through the ...
Linear reciprocal interaction between dental caries and salivary characteristics.
Carious tooth surfaces can alter saliva in various ways. We investigated whether salivary parameters were affected by elimination of existing active dental caries in 99 children (age 6-12 years) with more than five carious ...