Relaxation vs. cognitively oriented therapies for dental fear.

  title={Relaxation vs. cognitively oriented therapies for dental fear.},
  author={Ulf Berggren and Magnus Hakeberg and Sven G. Carlsson},
  journal={Journal of dental research},
  volume={79 9},
Cognitive therapy has been reported for the treatment of dental phobia, but comparisons with other behavioral treatments are scarce. This study investigated the outcome of two modes of treatment for phobic dental fear. Relaxation and cognitively oriented therapy were compared in a sample of 112 adult fearful dental patients. The patient made questionnaire assessments of background and outcome variables, and the specialist dentist rated successful/non-successful outcome. It was shown that a… CONTINUE READING

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