Frankl Scale for Behaviors

Pediatric Dentistry Module

  Rating 1  -   Definitely negative

Refusal of treatment; crying forcefully, fearful, or any other evidence of extreme negativism

  Rating 2  -  Negative

Reluctance to accept treatment; uncooperative; some evidence of negative attitude but not pronounced, i.e., sudden withdrawal

  Rating 3 -   Positive

Acceptance of treatment; at time of cautious; willingness to comply with the dentist, at time with reservation, but patient follows the dentist’s directions cooperatively

  Rating 4 -   Definitely positive

Good rapport with dentist; interested in the dental procedures; laughing and enjoying the situation