Dental Anxiety

Publication Title: 
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

BACKGROUND: Managing children is a challenge that many dentists face. Many non-pharmacological techniques have been developed to manage anxiety and behavioural problems in children, such us: 'tell, show & do', positive reinforcement, modelling and hypnosis. The use of hypnosis is generally an overlooked area, hence the need for this review.

Author(s): 
Al-Harasi, Sharifa
Ashley, Paul F.
Moles, David R.
Parekh, Susan
Walters, Val
Publication Title: 
Presse Medicale (Paris, France: 1983)

OBJECTIVE: Hypnosis is widely used in medicine and dentistry, but many practitioners still consider it as a mysterious technique. Thus, a systematic review was conducted to assess the effects of hypnosis during dental treatment. METHODS: A literature search was conducted on PubMed (1981-2012) to retrieve references, written in French or English, reporting controlled clinical studies that have evaluated any type of hypnosis. The quality of included studies was assessed by evaluating randomisation, blindness and drop-outs.

Author(s): 
Jugé, Charlène
Tubert-Jeannin, Stéphanie
Publication Title: 
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

BACKGROUND: Managing children is a challenge that many dentists face. Many non-pharmacological techniques have been developed to manage anxiety and behavioural problems in children, such us: 'tell, show & do', positive reinforcement, modelling and hypnosis. The use of hypnosis is generally an overlooked area, hence the need for this review.

Author(s): 
Al-Harasi, Sharifa
Ashley, Paul F.
Moles, David R.
Parekh, Susan
Walters, Val
Publication Title: 
Homeopathy: The Journal of the Faculty of Homeopathy

BACKGROUND: Hypericum perforatum (St. John's Wort) has been used for a variety of medicinal indications. Most recent research has focussed on its use in herbal form for depression, but its claimed analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties in homeopathic form have also led to a number of studies in patients with acute pain conditions. This systematic review overviews the literature on the use of St. John's Wort for pain conditions in homeopathic dental practice.

Author(s): 
Raak, Christa
Büssing, Arndt
Gassmann, Georg
Boehm, Katja
Ostermann, Thomas
Publication Title: 
European Journal of Oral Sciences

The main purpose of this study was to explore whether subjective perception of interaction with dental staff is associated with dental fear in a population-based sample of 18-yr-old adolescents (n = 773). The interaction was measured using the Patient Dental Staff Interaction Questionnaire (PDSIQ), validated with exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses, which yielded the factors of 'kind atmosphere and mutual communication', 'roughness', 'insecurity', 'trust and safety', and 'shame and guilt'.

Author(s): 
Jaakkola, Sirkka
Lahti, Satu
R‰ih‰, Hannele
Saarinen, Maiju
Tolvanen, Mimmi
Aromaa, Minna
Sillanp‰‰, Matti
Suominen, Sakari
Mattila, Marja-Leena
Rautava, P‰ivi
Publication Title: 
Odonto-Stomatologie Tropicale = Tropical Dental Journal

The patient facing the dentist knows fear, anxiety. The symbolism of the mouth and teeth from childhood is an entirely specific nature of the human body. The terrifying image of dental treatment and dentist that has long been stigmatized through painting, literature, theater and cinema can change today.

Author(s): 
Bohl, J. B.
Bracconi, M.
Herve, C.
Pirnay, P.
Publication Title: 
The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants

This patient report concerns etiologic factors leading to a failed natural dentition, masticatory function, and poor dental esthetics in a 30-year-old woman. The surgical and restorative treatment provided for the patient was designed to address her dental phobia, location of residence, and debilitated oral condition.

Author(s): 
Balshi, Thomas J.
Wolfinger, Glenn J.
Publication Title: 
Australian Dental Practice
Author(s): 
Booth, K.
Publication Title: 
ASDC journal of dentistry for children

Hypnosis combined with chemical sedation is uncommonly utilized by physicians, however, the combination of hypnosis and sedation can be an effective modality in the management of uncooperative pedodontic patients. In order to examine the efficacy of this combination technique, we selected 13 pedodontic patients for Ketamine sedation combined with hypnosis. The patients ranged from four to 11 years of age, and all had previous histories of violent emotional reactions before and after dental treatment.

Author(s): 
Lu, D. P.
Publication Title: 
General Dentistry
Author(s): 
Rustvold, S. R.

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