TITLE

THE ROLE OF DENTAL THERAPISTS IN PHARMACOLOGICAL AND NON-PHARMACOLOGICAL TREATMENT OF ANXIOUS AND PHOBIC PATIENTS

AUTHOR(S)
MacLeavey, Christine
PUB. DATE
January 2013
SOURCE
SAAD Digest;Jan2013, Vol. 29, p64
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Opinion
ABSTRACT
The author examines the role of dental therapists in pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment of anxious and phobic patients. She provides an overview of the difference between anxiety, fear and phobia. She presents guidelines that can be used by dental therapists to prevent unpleasant dental experiences to develop into phobia, including behavior shaping, positive reinforcement and distraction.
ACCESSION #
86070550

 

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