This is an interesting one ! I certainly regard myself as "cured", but reading this thread makes me think that - just maybe - I wasn't particularly phobic in the first place. Why do I say that ? Well, I had a lot ( and I mean a LOT ) of treatment at age 11 without being bothered by it, but then once my teeth started to break up in my teens I avoided going for the next 25 years. Then when I DID finally go to get them sorted out I once again had LOTS of treatment ( 8 or 9 extractions, loads of fillings ) without being fussed once I'd got through the first appointment. Since then I've gone along for my check-ups every six months like we all should. More recently, let's say the last five years or so, I've been unable to last for six months without needing some sort of treatment - in fact some times it feels like I spend half my life in the place ( and half my income )
So at the moment it has all become very routine for me - almost like seeing my GP, except that it's easier to get an appointment with the dentist than it is with him ! Maybe I'm just weird.