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Unique Approach to Dental Management of Children with Hearing Impairment

Navanith Renahan, R Balagopal Varma, Parvathy Kumaran, Arun M Xavier

Keywords : Behavior management, Communication, Deaf child, Sign language

Citation Information : Renahan N, Varma RB, Kumaran P, Xavier AM. Unique Approach to Dental Management of Children with Hearing Impairment. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2017; 10 (1):107-110.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1417

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-08-2009

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; The Author(s).


The number of deaf children has dramatically increased in the past few decades. These children present to the pediatric dentist a unique set of challenges mostly pertaining to the establishment of communication with them. There have been very few attempts in the past to break down these challenges and formulate a strategy on how to manage them effectively. This is a case report of a child who was successfully managed using two different modes of communication. Finally, the advantages and disadvantages are mentioned, and a common strategy incorporating the positives of both the methods has been devised.

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