Child Psychology: Is the science dealing with the mental power or interaction between the conscious and subconscious elements in a child.
Importance of Child Psychology:
From a medical perspective, child psychology is important for the following reasons:To understand the child better.
To know that some problems have a psychological origin.
To deliver dental care in a meaningful and effective manner.
To establish effective communication between the child and the parent.
To gain confidence of the child and of the parent.To teach parents and children the importance of primary and preventive care.
To have better treatment planning and interaction with other medical disciplines.
To produce a comfortable environment for a dental team to work on a child patient.