• Corpus ID: 201986456

Dental anxiety, communication and the dental team : responses to fearful patients

  title={Dental anxiety, communication and the dental team : responses to fearful patients},
  author={Ruth Freeman and Gerry Humphris},
  journal={Journal of the California Dental Association},

Topics from this paper


Adult Finns’ perceptions about communication with the dentist during their latest visit
Most adult Finns did not report any deficit in communication with the dentist during their latest visit in 2011, and oral Health care professionals should focus more on communicating with patients who have economic problems, poor oral health, dental fear or a problem-oriented visiting pattern.
Modelling reassurances of clinicians with hidden Markov models
HMMs prove to be a valuable tool and provide important insights for practitioners and Extensions to the baseline model such as including covariates as well as allowing for fixed effects for the different clinicians are straightforward to implement.
Using artificial intelligence to assess clinicians’ communication skills
Glyn Elwyn and colleagues explain how AI might facilitate communication skills assessments and help improve interactions with patients.
What is the function of psychosocial factors in predicting length of time since last dental visit? A secondary data analysis.
Dental anxiety acted as a mediator in the relationship between perception of need and increased time interval between dental visits, revealing that dental anxiety, communication and treatment costs acted as barriers to accessing dental care.
A mixed-methods feasibility study protocol to assess the communication behaviours within the dental health professional-parent-child triad in a general dental practice setting
The mixed-methods study will enable new ways to study the nature of triadic interaction of dental health professional-child-parent, identify dental health professionals’ effective communication behaviours that promote child patient and parent’s experience of using preventive dental service and assess the feasibility of the study through uncovering the views of participating dental health health professionals and parents.
Connecting With Your Dentist on Facebook: Patients’ and Dentists’ Attitudes Towards Social Media Usage in Dentistry
Patients’ and dentists’ attitudes toward social media usage and their current online behaviors in this context are explored and there is an opportunity for dental practices to trade upon a more active social media presence for enhanced patient interaction and engagement.
Internet-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Children and Adolescents With Dental Anxiety: Open Trial
ICBT improves school-aged children’s and adolescents’ ability to manage dental anxiety by decreasing avoidance and affecting the phobia diagnosis and decreasing the dental fear and increasing the target groups’ self-efficacy.
Sedation of children undergoing dental treatment.
There is some moderate-certainty evidence that oral midazolam is an effective sedative agent for children undergoing dental treatment, and there is a need for further well-designed and well-reported clinical trials to evaluate other potential sedation agents.
Barriers and Drawbacks of the Assessment of Dental Fear, Dental Anxiety and Dental Phobia in Children: A Critical Literature Review.
The dental literature appears unable to capture and also measure the multi-sided construct of dental anxiety, fear and phobia and, therefore, there was a tendency to use them interchangeably.
Dental anxiety: An understudied problem in youth.
It is proposed that a multidisciplinary approach, including those with expertise in pediatric anxiety as well as pediatric dentistry, is likely required to move forward in treating youth with dental phobia.