1 DMD, MSc, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran.

2 Dentist, Private Practice, Zahedan, Iran.


Background: Parents play an imperative role in building up their child's attitude towards dentistry. Among the several behavior management techniques, some are more accepted by parents; while, some others are condemned. This study aimed to evaluate the parents' acceptance of various behavior management techniques in pediatric dentistry.
Materials and Methods: This descriptive-analytical study was conducted on 70 Iranian parents who sought dental treatment for their Conclusion: Based on the present findings, tell-show-do and hand-over-mouth were respectively the most and the least commonly accepted techniques among the studied Iranian parents.