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Behavioural Intervention

Sensory-Adapted Dental Care for Sensory Processing Disorder

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Recruiting
Led By Nida-e-Haque Mahmud, DDS, BDS
Research Sponsored by The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
Males and females aged 5-17 years
Be younger than 18 years old
Must not have
Complex dental needs that require specialized procedures or surgeries not provided within the study's dental care setting
Current or scheduled orthodontic braces treatment during the study period
Timeline
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up baseline to approximately 50 minutes (after dental appointment)
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Summary

This trial aims to see if making changes to the dental environment, like using dim lighting and noise-canceling headphones, can help reduce anxiety and improve behavior in children with sensory processing disorders during dental visits.

Who is the study for?
This trial is for children with Sensory Processing Disorder who struggle with the sensory challenges of dental visits. It's designed to help those who may benefit from a dental environment tailored to their needs, making routine care less stressful.Check my eligibility
What is being tested?
The study tests a Sensory-Adapted Dental Environment (SADE) that includes dim lighting, noise-canceling headphones, and gentle dental tools aimed at reducing anxiety and improving behavior during dental visits for kids with sensory sensitivities.See study design
What are the potential side effects?
There are no direct medical side effects expected from participating in this trial as it involves environmental adaptations rather than medication or invasive procedures.

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

You may be eligible if you check “Yes” for the criteria below
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I am between 5 and 17 years old.

Exclusion Criteria

You may be eligible for the trial if you check “No” for criteria below:
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I need special dental procedures not offered by this study.
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I am currently wearing or will wear braces during the study.
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I am currently taking anticholinergic medication.

Timeline

Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~baseline to approximately 50 minutes (after dental appointment)
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and baseline to approximately 50 minutes (after dental appointment) for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Effect of SADE on Heart Rate
Effect of SADE on Oxygen Saturation
Effect of SADE on Systolic and Diastolic Blood Pressure
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Trial Design

2Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Active Control
Group I: SADE Group: Sensory-Adapted Dental EnvironmentExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
Participants in this arm will experience dental care in a Sensory-Adapted Dental Environment. Modifications such as dimmed lighting, noise-canceling headphones, and specialized dental tools are used to minimize sensory overload and enhance comfort during dental procedures.
Group II: Control Group: Regular Dental EnvironmentActive Control1 Intervention
Participants in this arm will receive dental care in a Regular Dental Environment without sensory adaptations, representing standard dental care settings.

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Who is running the clinical trial?

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San AntonioLead Sponsor
457 Previous Clinical Trials
91,569 Total Patients Enrolled
Nida-e-Haque Mahmud, DDS, BDSPrincipal InvestigatorUT Health San Antonio
~19 spots leftby Nov 2024