Among the dental specialities, it is acknowledged that pediatric dentistry has the most astounding portrayal of females contrasted with other propelled dental zones and predoctoral programs. More noteworthy female portrayal in pediatric dentistry has been ascribed to a conventional perspective that treating a child requires qualities, for example, delicacy and sympathy, or minding,tenderness, care, patience and affection that ladies may have more than men.
Research on contrasts among male and female dental practitioners regarding the utilisation of management techniques has been published very rarely. An Australian study of procedures utilised by dental practitioners to oversee children with behavioural issues revealed that female dental practitioners were less likely to utlilise aversive strategies.
It is essential to think about the conceivable contrasts in the way female and male pediatric dental practitioners in India especially in a speciality where there is equal potential rise to open doors for ladies and men exist. The utilization of management techniques may affect diversely on dental care benefit. Hence this study aims to evaluate the difference In child management techniques between male and female paediatric dentists.
Materials and methods-
All 80 participants(female-40; male-40) received a questionnaire which asked questions regarding age, gender, behavioral methods practiced to treat children (tell-show-do technique, presents/gifts, model demonstration, hypnosis, voice control exercise, , hand-over-mouth exercise, papoose board management technique, need of parents presence during treatment), attitude of dentists towards management of child using pharmacological methods (nitrous oxide and general anesthesia), and the dentist’s feeling towards an uncooperative pediatric patient (authority;agression).
The questions were developed by the authors and included possible variations that seemed likely to yield information of relevance to the study aims. Data was statistically analysed and level of significance was set at p