Children's knowledge of dental science is important for their oral health. Picturebooks can aid in teaching children scientific and practical concepts with the use of easy-to-understand pictures. The aim of the present study was to determine an appropriate topic for each chapter of the book and design the pictures in a suitable manner for 3 to 6 year old children.
Materials and Methods:
In this cross-sectional study, a pediatric dentist selected the topic of each chapter and two pediatric dental residents explained the chosen topic to the painter with the help of pictures from reference books. Then, the designed images were modified during 6 months of weekly meetings in Kerman Dental School and in case of more than 90% agreement between the two residents, a pediatric dentist reviewed the images and then the final approval was obtained.
In the present picturebook, topics are consistent with pediatric dentistry text books.The book was designed in 18 chapters and 131 schematic images. The pictures in each chapter are based on a particular topic relevant to pediatric dentistry. Each chapter consists of 3-15 images. Harmony in the chosen colors and the image continuity were positive aspects, achieved through the close cooperation between our pedodontist and illustrator.
In this research, a book was designed by the research team (pediatric dentists) that tries to answer the common questions of parents about pediatric dentistry and teach children the scientific topics of pediatric dentistry in the form of schematic and storytelling images.