Article: Volume 48 Number 4 Page 328 - April 2021

  Dent Update 2021; 48: 328-330  Read article

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Abstract: I wish to highlight how the current COVID-19 pandemic has affected the effective behaviour management of children. Children with anxiety issues related to dentistry are usually referred to community dental services where dentists are able to spend extra time and effort acclimatizing them to dental treatment. However, owing to current changes in surgery fallow time and the fear of children being asymptomatic carriers, this has made current efforts all the more difficult.

Author notes: Yen Ming Lin, Dental Core Trainee 2, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Derriford Hospital, University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust, Rosemary Potter, Dental Core Trainee in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Nick Malden, Retired Oral Surgeon, Kinross-shire, Adrian Curtis, Specialist Oral Surgeon, Buckinghamshire, Halima Torofdar, Dental Core Trainee 1, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Royal United Hospitals, Bath, Hazel Kerr, Nishma Somaia, Shadaab Mumtaz, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department, Royal Free London Foundation Trust, London