The purpose of this study is to explore ways to reduce anxiety in young dental patients. Having dental anxiety in childhood can lead to avoiding dental care in adulthood. This can lead to reduced quality of life and many dental problems, such as cavities, extractions, infections and emergent care.
Participation includes a 30-45 minute dental visit at UNC School of Dentistry. At the visit, we will do an exam, cleaning, measure your child's heart rate and sweat response, collect saliva samples, and ask some survey questions.
$30 Visa gift card, oral exam, cleaning, report of oral exam findings
Requirements for healthy volunteers are different than for those with a specific condition. If you are interested in becoming a healthy volunteer for this study, use the below categories to determine if you are able to participate.
Adams School of Dentistry Oral and Craniofacial Health Sciences
Clinical or Medical
Child and Teen Health
Healthy Volunteer or General Population
Mental and Emotional Health
Mouth and Teeth
Parents of Children