DENTAL FEAR: COMPARISONS BETWEEN YOUNGER AND OLDER ADULTS
- Optimism and humour used to combat dental fear. // British Dental Journal;3/10/2012, Vol. 212 Issue 5, p209
The article focuses on two studies which investigate the strategies used by individuals who have dental fear to cope with their visit to their dentists and receive dental treatment, which reveal humour as an important factor in combating such fear.
- Editorial. Khan, Parvez A. // Guident;2012, Vol. 5 Issue 7, p6
The author focuses on the problem of dental phobia and stresses the need for dentists to offer services and facilities to try and encourage patients to feel at ease when they come for an appointment.
- Dr. Robert Rada, 47 LAGRANGE, ILL. McCann, Daniel // Dental Practice Report;Feb2007, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p66
The article focuses on dentist Robert Rada who offers in-office treatments for people with dental phobias. Rada states his dental practices were pretty standard dentistry, but he sought to enhance them. With the addition of an anesthesiologist, Rada received several new patients on public aid,...
- Dentophobic women grossed out by treatment. // British Dental Journal;10/26/2013, Vol. 215 Issue 8, p386
The article reports on a research which reveals that dentophobic women were six times more likely to be grossed out by dental treatment compared with non-dental phobic women.
- Method for Evaluating Patient Anxiety and the Interpersonal Effectiveness of Dental Personnel: An Exploratory Study. WEINSTEIN, P.; SMITH, T.; PACKER, M. // Journal of Dental Research;Sep1971, Vol. 50 Issue 5, p1324
This study with 22 dental hygienists and 109 patients indicates that the personality of the dental professional has an effect on patient anxiety.
- Cognitive Correlates of Dental Anxiety. De Jongh, A.; Muris, P.; ter Horst, G.; Van Zuuren, F. J.; De Wit, C. A. // Journal of Dental Research;Feb1994, Vol. 73 Issue 2, p561
This study examined cognitive correlates of dental anxiety among 24highly anxious patients and 17 low-anxious patients. In both groups, anxiety expectations, dental trait anxiety, and state anxiety (in the waiting room and in the dental chair) were rated. Negative cognitions and cognitive...
- The vicious cycle of dental fear: exploring the interplay between oral health, service utilization and dental fear. Armfield, Jason M .; Stewart, Judy F.; Spencer, A. John // BMC Oral Health;2007, Vol. 7, p1
Background: Based on the hypothesis that a vicious cycle of dental fear exists, whereby the consequences of fear tend to maintain that fear, the relationship between dental fear, self-reported oral health status and the use of dental services was explored. Methods: The study used a telephone...
- Dental Anxiety and Oral Hygiene in Udaipur Rural Women - A Cross Sectional Study. Nair, Manju Ananthakrishnan; Shankarapillai, Rajesh; Rai, Neema; Ragotham, Kavitha; Babu H. S., Charan // International Journal of Dental Clinics;2010, Vol. 2 Issue 4, p33
Background: Indian Rural women are generally motivated with regard to oral hygiene practices and thus clean their teeth. Objective: To assess relationship of dental anxiety levels and oral hygiene status of Indian rural women. Design: Cross-sectional descriptive study. Setting: Department of...
- Fear factor: 93% scared of the dentist. // Dental Nursing;Oct2008, Vol. 4 Issue 10, p550
The article discusses the results on a survey of dental patients in Great Britain. It was found that about 93% of people in the region are scared of going to the dentist, with men worse worriers than women. Scared patients are noted to hide behind excuses to avoid sorting out their smiles. They...