The Preschool Child in Acute Dental Care - Sedation and Physical Restraint in Collaboration with Guardians

The Preschool Child in Acute Dental Care - Sedation and Physical Restraint in Collaboration with Guardians

Review Data

Q: Is the topic relevant to the journal area of interest? Is it contemporary and interesting for


A: Excellent


Abstract & Keywords

Q: Are all required components included in the abstract? Are the keywords appropriately chosen?

A: Very good



Q: Is the goal explicitly stated in the Introduction? Is its formulation clear and unambiguous?

A: Good



Q: Is the paper's structure coherent? Is it in coherence with the goal of the paper?

A: Very good


Tools and Methods

Q: Are methods the author uses adequate and well used?

A: Good


Discussion & Conclusion

Q: Is it related to the results presented before? Do you consider them as coherent?

A: Good



The Discussion explains the challenges in treating the patient in the present case clearly. It also offers useful suggestions with respect to the treatment regimen. Dental literature lacks data on how guardians experience the child’s acute treatment. Therefore, interaction between healthcare professionals and guardians is strained when children are physically forced to undergo invasive medical procedures. The postoperative discussion aptly suggests that when the acute treatment is completed, questions and reflections from the child and guardian must be acknowledged.



Q: Does the author utilize relevant literature?

A: Good


Author's knowledge

Q: What is the level of the author’s knowledge? Does the author utilize all recent contributions relevant to the topic?

A: Good



Q: Is the length of the paper adequate to the significance of the topic? Do you suggest shortening the paper without losing its value?

A: Good


Figures & Tables

Q: Does the author use them suitably? Are legend and notations clear?

A: Good


Writing style

Q: Is it clear and understandable?

A: Very good


Further comments on the paper

Comments: This study aims to advocate a treatment model for the acute dental care of preschool children. The dental staff regularly face acute situations with preschool children where quick decisions must be made, and treatment must be carried out. Scientific data in dentistry, illuminating the experiences and requirements of children, guardians and caregivers during acute situations, is lacking. The study holds significance as it proposes a guide model for acute dental care of the immature or not prepared preschool children, which can provide some guidance to the dental staff. Further, it puts emphasis on the point that imposing acute dental care on children should be a last choice when other options to relieve pain and suffering within a reasonable time are lacking.


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A: Yes - Suitable to be published

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Author Info

Corresponding Author
Larisa Krekmanova
Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Institute of Odontology, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden

Article Info

Article Type
Research Article
Publication history
Received: Mon 07, Jun 2021
Accepted: Mon 21, Jun 2021
Published: Thu 08, Jul 2021
© 2023 Larisa Krekmanova. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Hosting by Science Repository.
DOI: 10.31487/j.ACR.2021.01.04