Dental fear in Australia: who's afraid of the dentist?

  title={Dental fear in Australia: who's afraid of the dentist?},
  author={J. Armfield and A. Spencer and J. Stewart},
  journal={Australian dental journal},
  volume={51 1},
  • J. Armfield, A. Spencer, J. Stewart
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine
  • Australian dental journal
  • BACKGROUND This study aimed to describe both the prevalence of dental fear in Australia and to explore the relationship between dental fear and a number of demographic, socio-economic, oral health, insurance and service usage variables. METHODS A telephone interview survey of a random sample of 7312 Australian residents, aged five years and over, from all states and territories. RESULTS The prevalence of high dental fear in the entire sample was 16.1 per cent. A higher percentage of females… CONTINUE READING

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