Table 3 : Parents description of a personal bad experience with a dental
visit in the past.


Description *% Reported

"The dentist’s attitude, I was treated in a negative way" 24.1%
"I had significant pain during the procedure" 21.3%
"I did not get numb and the dentist kept drilling anyway" 20.6%
"Getting a shot" 19.1%
"I was in the dental chair too long" 6.4%
"The dental hygienists attitude, I was treated in a negative way" 3.5%
"The receptionists attitude, I was treated in a negative way" 2.1%
Additional write-in descriptions 2.8%

*Multiple answers were given and resulted in 141 responses by 63 parents.

Boynes et al.Oral Biology and Dentistry  2014 2:10DOI : 10.7243/2053-5775-2-10