What is a papoose board?
A papoose board is a temporary medical stabilization board used to limit a patient’s movement to decrease risk of injury while allowing safe completion of dental treatment. Protective stabilization also known as a papoose board is used only when necessary. It is always discussed with and approved by parents before the safety device is used. When needed, this stabilizer is much less traumatic than restraining your child using several adults and has less chance for injury to the patient, practitioner and staff.