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Author Ram, D.; Shapira, J.; Holan, G.; Magora, F.; Cohen, S.; Davidovich, E.
Title Audiovisual video eyeglass distraction during dental treatment in children
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Ram, D., Shapira, J., Holan, G., Magora, F., Cohen, S., & Davidovich, E. (2010). Audiovisual video eyeglass distraction during dental treatment in children. Quintessence International, 41(8), 673-679.

Keywords audiovisual distraction; behavior management; pediatric dentistry; video eyeglasses
Link to article https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20657857/
Abstract To investigate the effect of audiovisual distraction (AVD) with video eyeglasses on the behavior of children undergoing dental restorative treatment and the satisfaction with this treatment as reported by children, parents, dental students, and experienced pediatric dentists.

Metodology During restorative dental treatment, 61 children wore wireless audiovisual eyeglasses with earphones, and 59 received dental treatment under nitrous oxide sedation. A Frankl behavior rating score was assigned to each child. After each treatment, a Houpt behavior rating score was recorded by an independent observer. A visual analogue scale (VAS) score was obtained from children who wore AVD eyeglasses, their parents, and the clinician.

Findings Audiovisual eyeglasses offer an effective distraction tool for the alleviation of the unpleasantness and distress that arises during dental restorative procedures s in selected cases where nitrous oxide sedation cannot be used.General behavior during the AVD sessions, as rated by the Houpt scales, was excellent (rating 6) for 70% of the children, very good (rating 5) for 19%, good (rating 4) for 6%, and fair, poor, or aborted for only 5%. VAS scores showed 85% of the children, including those with poor Frankl ratings, to be satisfied with the AVD eyeglasses. Satisfaction of parents and clinicians was also high.
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Technique Frankl Behavior Rating score; Visual analogue Scale (VAS)
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