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Editorial: "What is acceptance?"

Type:  Articles

Pubblication date:  /1/2008

Authors:  G. Falcolini

Language:  English

Publication:  European Journal of Paediatic Dentistry

Publisher:  Ariesdue Srl

Title:  Editorial: "What is acceptance?"

Abstract:  First of all we thank all authors from Italy, Japan and Spain for their contributions. Most of them are dedicated to scientific researches on children’s or their parents’ acceptance, measured by mean of different psychological techniques, toward various dental treatments: laser, analgaesia and orthodontics. In addition we also publish an article about the acceptance of treatment at a big Department of Paediatric Dentistry. Finally the child’s and parents’ feeling toward facial appearance. It could be objected that small children, such as pre-school ones, are not reliable when they answer to a verbal questionnaire, but we leave the question to the psychologists involved in these articles. Another remark could be about the absence of control cases in the study of Relative Analgesia, but since the authors investigate patients’ satisfaction, it would not be possible to ask the same questions to children who did not undergo the same experience. As acknowledged in the references, during the past years our Journal frequently covered this subject, jointly with anxiety and fear of dental treatment. We believe these topics are useful to paediatric dentists who routinely face acceptance or refusal in treating children. The current issue presents an interesting research from Spain on the relationship between dental and bone maturation. This paper investigates growth patterns of cervical vertebrae ossification to determine bone age and its correlation with dental age. Finally a case report on disturbed dental eruption: patients with unerupted teeth are common observation in paediatric dental practice. They have an interdisciplinary interest: simple suspect could guide paediatric dentists to early diagnosis and cooperation with the orthodontists for a prompt and efficient treatment. Eventually, let me to emphasise how our web site is being really useful for our readers and also for us. Readers can find information about the Journal and full text of every published article. We too have easy communications with the authors by the “article submission” or “contact us” sections, or via e-mail at [email protected]

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