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Research in Pediatrics & Neonatology

Impact of Music on Behavior during Dental Treatment

*Corresponding author: Tabitha Brookins, PhD, Study Co-investigator, Alabama State University, 915 S. Jackson Street, Montgomery, AL 36105

Submission: October 02, 2017; Published: February 12, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/RPN.2018.01.000520

ISSN : 2576-9200
Volume1 Issue4


Purpose: The primary objective of this clinical research is to investigate the impact of music therapy on the behavior of children undergoing operative dental treatment. This project aims to propose therapeutic techniques which apply music to aid in pain and anxiety control and/or reduction during dental treatment.

Methods: A retrospective chart review looking at the intervention of music therapy during dental treatment at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center will be conducted. The target subjects will be children between ages of 6 and 12 years old who meet inclusion and exclusion criteria. A chart review will be conducted evaluating Frankl score of children with and without music during dental treatment. Music will be provided as a standard of care during dental treatment.

Results: Interpretation of Paired T-Test Results: With a positive difference of 0.8039 in the Frankl score and a corresponding p-value of < 0.0001, it implies that patients who received music therapy had significantly higher Frankl Score compared to those who did not receive music therapy.

Conclusion: Patient with music therapy had an higher Frankl score compared to children that received dental treatment without music. There was no difference associated with age and Frankl score.

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