Short Communication - JBR Journal of Interdisciplinary Medicine and Dental Sciences (2021)

Modified aerosol box for dental procedures isolation during the COVID-19 Pandemic: An experimental pilot study.

Alsaleem Afnan

Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Saudi Arabia


Digit sucking habit is the most common oral fixation seen in children. Prolonged sucking habit are due to emotional disturbances. 66% of thumb suckers will stop the habit before the age of 5. On occasion, the individuals may continue to exhibit a digit habit throughout childhood and may even extend this behavior in to the adult age. This presentation will report a management of a case of 10 years old, Saudi girl with thumb sucking, successfully managed by a W-arch expander with palatal crib appliance.


Alsaleem Afnan is a pediatric dentist consultant with more than 20 years of clinical experience. She is a supervisor in pediatric dentist residency program and an instructor in dental surgery assistant training program.