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Share Your Smile Stories: Combating Dental Phobias

November 27, 2019
by Jennifer Grzebien

Share Your Smile Stories is a series by the Oral Health Group that features inspiring stories from oral health professionals.

Dental phobias are very real! I have a few clients who suffer from it due to past traumatic experiences. One in particular has a very severe case.

A few years back he took a chance on me and booked an appointment. I spoke with him and listened to everything that he had concerns about. I then walked him through the entire process and explained the short and long term goals for his treatment. I also gave him all the options for pain management etc. and included him in the entire process.

I recognized the courage that he had gathered just to take the first step to his recovery and sit in my chair. By the end of the appointment, he was so grateful and said that the appointment was the best one that he had ever experienced. He continues to see me and I am honoured that he has put his trust in me.

This story has been submitted by Jennifer Grzebien (eternal_smiles_dental_hygiene) from Eternal Smiles D.H. Studio.

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3 Comments » for Share Your Smile Stories: Combating Dental Phobias
  1. Rajkumar says:

    Interesting blog. Thank you for sharing the blog with us. Good luck. For any Dental queries kindly visit https://www.rajkumarsdentistry.in/

  2. Your blogs are always a inspiration. Dental care is important for overall health. Wrong brushing habits can turn into dental cavities, caries, bad breath, and many other problems. You must keep a track on your dental health to remain healthy and avoid health conditions like mouth cancer, oral disease. heart disease and many others.General dentistry in Auckland provides you expert consultation as well as high tech treatments that are helpful in maintaining good oral health.

  3. Linda Douglas says:

    Wonderful and inspiring! When you take the time to understand and form a rapport with anxious patients, you gain a friend for life, plus they are no longer avoiding dental care and have improved oral health. It can be challenging but so rewarding.

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