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March 15, 2021 News DentistryNews

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Can Reduce Dental Anxiety in Children

by Globe Health News

A pioneering study led by the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals will investigate whether Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) could help reduce the worryingly high number of children who are afraid of the dentist. Around one in three children

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November 13, 2020 Feature Dental Hygiene

Scents, Sounds, and Sights: Managing Dental Fear in 2020

by Alina Fintineanu, RDH, C.A Ed, CTP

An Updated Look at Options for Setting Our Patients at Ease Two of the main culprits that prevent our patients from seeking care are fear and anxiety. Dentophobia (or odontophobia) is defined as “the extreme fear of going to the

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August 31, 2020 News BlogsDental Technology

3 Ways Technology Can Help Alleviate Anxiety in Dental Patients

by Rahul Varshneya, Arkenea

Fear of visiting the dental office is a problem faced by people all over the world. In a recent worldwide survey of 18,000 people, close to 61% of respondents said that they suffer from dental anxiety and fear. More often

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July 24, 2020 News BlogsPractice management

Helping Anxious Patients Feel Comfortable, Safe, and Smile-Ready

by Dr. Charles Sutera, FAGD

Dental anxiety is real. And it can have serious health impacts if allowed to interfere with dental care. Studies estimate that as many as 60% of dental patients have anywhere from mild to severe dental fear, and as many as

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April 1, 2020 News Blogs

“To Fear or Not to Fear,” that is the question.

by Dale Audrey Ungar R.D.H. 

What is fear exactly? FEAR, DREAD, FRIGHT, ALARM, PANIC, TERROR, TREPIDATION mean painful agitation in the presence or anticipation of danger. FEAR is the most general term and implies anxiety and usually loss of courage. fear of the unknown DREAD usually adds the idea of intense reluctance to face or meet a person

September 17, 2018 News BlogsCustomer servicePublic Relations - Patient Care

Tips for Dentists on Treating Anxious Patients

by Amanda McIntyre, Dental Studio 101
May 2, 2018 News News

Acupuncture May Help Patients with Dental Anxiety

by University of York, Science Daily

Researchers have found evidence that acupuncture could help people who experience dental anxiety. Dental anxiety affects up to an estimated 30% of the adult population in countries world-wide. Patients can experience nausea, difficulty breathing and dizziness at the thought of

October 30, 2017 News Oral Health

Statistics Show Dental Anxiety and Bad Teeth Seriously Impacts Careers

by MarketsInsider

Landing a career can be tough enough today. But a high percentage of job-searching millennials are doing their best to keep their mouths closed while being interviewed—a bad thing to do while trying to form a highly positive impression on

November 2, 2016 News DentistryNewsOral HealthPaediatric DentistryPractice Operations

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy New Way to Reduce Children’s Dental Anxiety

by News Medical

The International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) have published an article titled “Development and Testing of a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Resource for Children’s Dental Anxiety” in the OnlineFirst portion of JDR Clinical & Translational Research. In this study,

November 1, 2016 Feature Dental CareDental OfficeEditorialPractice management

I have to admit something – I prefer cats to dogs

by Jillian Cecchini, Assistant Editor

For my first editorial with the Oral Health Group, my blatant opinion to start this piece off might not be the smartest idea. But I feel that I owe it to our dedicated readers, and to my two feline children

July 19, 2011 News Dental phobia

‘By applying hypnotherapy, dental anxiety and phobia in patients can be alleviated’

by ken

By Yvonne Bachmann – Dental Tribune International The term “hypnodontics” describes the application of hypnosis in dentistry. It was introduced some decades ago in the US. As the term appears to cause confusion, experts also use the term “dental hypnosis“.