Behavior Management

What is Behavior Guidance?

Safe and effective dental treatment relies on the cooperation and communication of the dental team, patient and family. Behavior guidance is the process that is used to help safely deliver that care and work with a child to help build their self-confidence in the dental setting.

What are the Goals of Behavior Guidance?

The process of behavior guidance is dependent on the communication pathway between the dentist and dental team, the patient, and the parent. The goals are to reduce fear and anxiety, delivery quality care, but most importantly, to promote a positive dental experience thereby creating lifelong confidence in the dental setting.
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  • Deepa Patel
    3 months ago
    I have taken my daughter to Peak for the past year and our experience has been awesome. Everyone is so friendly and helpful. My daughter actually enjoys going to the dentist! Dr. Chris is great with her and keeps me updated on any issues we may encounter in the future. Their costs are very reasonable
  • Nicole Flynn
    a week ago
    Took my daughter in today, saved us hundreds in what we thought was an infected tooth that needed to be extracted. Turns out The Super Dentists aren’t so super, because these dentists informed us it wasn’t even infected what so ever! I’ve taken my daughter to super dentists for 5 years and spend thousands in
  • Eva Long
    a month ago
    Best. Dentist. EVER. Even though my little is still on the younger side (she’s one) and we only see them every six months right now, the two times we’ve been there, they have been AMAZING! The whole staff is amazing and so friendly! And, they try and make the parent(s) and child so comfortable and
    2 months ago
    Dr Dixon and his staff have always been so thoughtful and conscientious with our children. He has always been available to us when there’s been an emergency. I appreciate that he is supportive of our choices as parents to be cautious as times, and having a “let’s monitor it and see” approach at other times.
  • Vanessa Tatum
    in the last week
    I was referred to Dr.Dixon, here at Peak Pediatric from our Orthodontist. I’m so happy they were able to quickly fit all 3 of my children in for a cleaning. The staff took their time to show all of us around and get to know us before starting any x-rays. Staff and Dr.Dixon are so

What are some techniques of behavior guidance?

There are many different types of techniques when it comes to behavior guidance. Dr. Chris and team love the Tell-Show-Do technique, using kid friendly terms to explain what is going to happen, then show them in a non-threatening way, then do by completing the procedure. Positive reinforcement is another technique that is constantly used, usually with great success. Distraction is a technique that can help a child during a dental appointment, TV’s over each chair definitely help to achieve this goal. If you think your child can benefit using behavior guidance techniques and want to come into the office for an exam, call us today and we can help answer all of your questions.

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