Serious ethical concerns tied with the use of Papoose board to immobilize kids during procedures, according to a study published in the JDR Clinical & Translational Research.

The use of physical constraint in pediatric dentistry is highly controversial. Papoose boards, which envelop and immobilize children during treatment procedures, have been described as barbaric devices even though their goal is to protect the patient. In this debate, the voice of parents is important but still missing in the scientific literature.

A study was conducted to understand how parents or caregivers experienced physical constraint and the use of the papoose board on their children during regular dental treatment.

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