Impact of temperament on child behavior in the dental setting

Naser Asl Aminabadi, Firoz Pouralibaba, Leila Erfanparast, Ebrahim Najafpour, Zahra Jamali & Sina Ebrahim Adhami
Background and aims. Temperament has been suggested to be a predictive factor for the child’s reaction to dental treatment especially in young ages. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between temperament and child behavior in relation to age in the dental setting. Materials and methods. In this descriptive-analytical study, 190 children, aged 1 to 7 years, who visited dentist for the first time, were included. Early Childhood Behavior Questionnaire (ECBQ) for...