publication . Article . 2008

Evaluation of dentists' perceived needs regarding treatment of the anxious patient.

K. B. Hill; J. M. Hainsworth; F. J. T. Burke; K. J. Fairbrother;
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  • Published: 18 Apr 2008 Journal: British Dental Journal, volume 204, pages E13-E13 (issn: 0007-0610, eissn: 1476-5373, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Nature
Background With regard to the management of dental anxiety in general dental practice, it has been considered that general dental practitioners (GDPs) are well placed to treat adults with mild forms of dental anxiety. However, little is known about the specific anxiety management techniques being used by GDPs in the UK. Aim To determine the views and experiences of dental practitioners in their current use of anxiety management techniques, their undergraduate and post-graduation training in these techniques and future training needs. Methods A postal questionnaire was sent to a sample of GDPs working in the Midlands region (n = 750) in the UK. Dentists were rand...
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