Objective: The objective of this survey was to assess attitudes of pediatric dentists in Israel toward using “knee-to-knee” positioning for dental examinations and for minor procedures in infants and toddlers. Study design: An anonymous questionnaire was distributed among specialists in pediatric dentistry. Eleven questions accessed demographic data, professional experience and attitudes toward the use of the “knee-to-knee” position. Results: Of 68 respondents, 66 (97%) reported using “knee-to-knee” positioning for dental checkups. In addition, 52 (76%) reported performing other procedures in the “knee-to-knee” position. Fluoride application and oral hygiene instructions are the most common procedures performed in the “knee-to-knee” position. Conclusions: “Knee-to-knee” positioning was found very convenient for dental examinations and other simple procedures in very young children.
“Knee-To-Knee” Position for Minor Procedures in Infants and Toddlers- Dentists Attitudes
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Noy Fux, A Shmueli, E Halperson, D Ram, M Moskovitz; “Knee-To-Knee” Position for Minor Procedures in Infants and Toddlers- Dentists Attitudes. J Clin Pediatr Dent 1 January 2019; 43 (2): 86–90. doi: https://doi.org/10.17796/1053-4625-43.2.3
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