An evaluation of the iatrosedative process for treating dental fear.


The iatrosedative process is an interpersonal-cognitive technique by which fearful patients are calmed by the behavior, attitude, and communicative stance of the dentist. The process consists of an iatrosedative interview and a clinical encounter. In our study, 58 fearful dental patients were assigned to 1 of 3 treatment groups. The Corah Dental Anxiety… (More)