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TOVO, Maximiano Ferreira; FACCIN, Elise Sasso  and  VIVIAN, Aline Groff. Psychology and pediatric dentistry: interdisciplinarity contextualization in Brazil. Aletheia [online]. 2016, vol.49, n.2, pp. 76-88. ISSN 1413-0394.

Handling is a broad subject and much studied in pediatric dentistry. This integrative literature review evaluated national articles published from 1980 to 2016, related to Behavioral Management in Pediatric Dentistry. Eighty seven articles were analised from national databases such as the BVS, PePSIC, SciELO and LILACS. The results showed a high number of publications related to behavioral management with a non-pharmacological approach (82,75%) and the cross-sectional observational design was the most prevalent, as well as an increase in publications, every decade. It was concluded that the articles that portray the techniques of non-pharmacological approach predominate in the national literature, highlighting the role of interdisciplinarity between Pediatric Dentistry and Psychology, in Brazil. The scientific production during the evaluated period showed a strong relation between the two professions, in order to promote the most appropriate approach to the child patient clinical demands.

Keywords : Handling; Psychology; Pediatric dentistry.

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