People who are very fearful of dental care often experience a “cycle of avoidance,” in which they avoid dental care due to fear until they experience a dental emergency requiring invasive treatment, which can reinforce their fear of dentistry. Patrick G. Latcham, DDS will teach us how to relieve patient anxiety let’s read his article.
Ease dental patient anxiety with these body language tips
It’s not uncommon to come across patients who don’t want to be sitting in your dental chair. Many patients have some level of anxiety when it comes to visiting the dentist, even if the procedure is as simple as a cleaning. In order to provide the best care for your patients, it’s important to understand their body language, as Dr. Rose M. Vrabel explains in this article. But, did you know that your body language as a dental hygienist matters too? This article will explore how your body language helps to shape a patient’s dental experience. Read here the full article http://www.dentistryiq.com/articles/2014/10/ease-dental-patient-anxiety-with-these-body-language-tips.html
Women tend to report more dental fear than men, and younger people tend to report being more dentally fearful than older individuals. People tend to report being more fearful of more invasive procedures, such as oral surgery, than they are of less invasive treatment, such as professional dental cleanings, or prophylaxis. There are also tips from Fraser Hendrie BDS MFGDP that will help both the dentist and the patient, this is a good read.
Top Tips for Treating Nervous Patients
Don’t get involved unless you really want to help…
Firstly I would say, please don’t look to treat nervous patients if it does not genuinely interest you. We all know that for every patient there is the right dentist somewhere. So if you are certain treating very nervous and phobic patients is not for you, please don’t read any further. Equally if you are looking for a few ideas of what has worked for me and my team over more years than we now care to count, please read on. The list is not meant to be exhaustive by any manner of means and is more a collection of thoughts. You can also read the article here, just click the link.
Patient education videos combined with actual images of a patients problem areas via digital x-ray and intra oral images provides the dental staff with a solid foundation to promote patient acceptance thus increasing production within a practice. If you want to know more about dental treatment call us and we will help you in your dental problems.
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