|Weiner, Arthur A. (ed.)|
The Fearful Dental Patient
A Guide to Understanding and Managing
1. Edition December 2010
2010. 308 Pages, Softcover
ISBN 978-0-8138-2084-2 - John Wiley & Sons
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The Fearful Dental Patient: A Guide to Understanding and Managing helps dental professionals understand the basics of fear, anxiety and phobias and the role these emotions play in creating negative behavior within the dental environment. The text contains a variety of modalities that help identify dental fear and phobia, as well as chair-side techniques and practical advice aimed at improving patient cooperation and ensuring treatment compliance.
Chapter topics include the basic origins of patient fear and anxiety, how to indentify dental anxiety and varied approaches to managing fearful patients of any age. Approaches discussed employ behavioral, pharmacological, sedation and even hypnotic techniques, specifying combinations where required. Chapters also include coverage of a wide range of patients, including those with psychiatric comorbidities and special healthcare needs. The entire dental team will greatly benefit from the proven methods and practical guidance presented to better understand and treat fearful dental patients.
From the contents
About the Author
Chapter 1: The Basic principles of Fear, Anxiety and Phobia: Past and Present
Chapter 2: Determinants Associated with Creating Fearful Dental Patients
Chapter 3: Factors Affecting the Psychological Collection and Identification of the Fearful Dental Patient
Chapter 4: Chair-side Management of Fearful Dental Patient: Behavioral Modalities and Methods
Chapter 5: The Pharmacological Basis of Pain and Anxiety Control
Chapter 6: Hypnosis in Dentistry
Chapter 7: Management of Complicated, High-Risk Patients with Psychiatric Comorbidities
Chapter 8: Understanding and Managing the Fearful and Anxious Child
Chapter 9: The Geriatric Patient: Psychophysiological Factors Associated with Aging and Dental Anxiety
Chapter 10: Fear and Anxiety Management for the Special Needs Patient