Role play is a fantastic way for dental practices and oral health educators to demonstrate what happens during a routine dental check-up. It’s important that children learn to get used to the environment of a dental practice from an early age, and get rid of any nervous they may have about visiting.
Children’s learning has benefited from a dentist role play area being developed when the children shared their ideas with others. The children planned the dentist role play area and decided it needed a toothbrushes, a computer and some newspapers.
“We don’t have toothbrushes for the patient.” One child lead the play and used a wooden lollipop stick and glued a feather on it. “I’ve made a toothbrush.” Another children then made their own toothbrush by modeling paper, folding it to make the shape of a toothbrush.