Use of humor in managing clinical anxiety.


Going to the dentist can be a stressful event, often causing anxiety in the child patient. A sampling of pediatric dentists was undertaken to study their use of humor in the clinical setting. Dentists use both common and individual types of humor and create a playful/humorous atmosphere with verbal and nonverbal cues to their patients.

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@article{Nevo1986UseOH, title={Use of humor in managing clinical anxiety.}, author={Ori Nevo and Joseph Shapira}, journal={ASDC journal of dentistry for children}, year={1986}, volume={53 2}, pages={97-100} }