Objective: The objective of this survey was to assess attitudes of pediatric dentists in Israel toward using "knee-to-knee" positioning for dental examinations and for minor procedures in infants and toddlers.
Study design: An anonymous questionnaire was distributed among specialists in pediatric dentistry. Eleven questions accessed demographic data, professional experience and attitudes toward the use of the "knee-to-knee" position.
Results: Of 68 respondents, 66 (97%) reported using "knee-to-knee" positioning for dental checkups. In addition, 52 (76%) reported performing other procedures in the "knee-to-knee" position. Fluoride application and oral hygiene instructions are the most common procedures performed in the "knee-to-knee" position.
Conclusions: "Knee-to-knee" positioning was found very convenient for dental examinations and other simple procedures in very young children.
Keywords: Knee-to-knee; dental examination.