Characteristics of early unpleasant dental experiences.

  title={Characteristics of early unpleasant dental experiences.},
  author={Andr{\'e}e Liddell and Van Gosse},
  journal={Journal of behavior therapy and experimental psychiatry},
  volume={29 3},
There is evidence in the literature that dentally anxious individuals are not a homogeneous group. Various ways of categorizing them have been suggested. These categories have stemmed primarily from clinical experience or psychiatric diagnoses. In addition, Reiss' (1987, 1991) expectancy theory of fear, anxiety and panic appears to fit some of the… CONTINUE READING