Dental Phobia and Anxiety Support

Welcome to Dental Fear Central

Are you filled with a feeling of dread and terror at the thought of visiting a dentist?

You are not alone!

There are many reasons why people may be terrified of the dentist, for example:

  • a fear of injections
  • pain during dental treatment, or the sound of the drill
  • feeling trapped and vulnerable in the dentist’s chair
  • choking or gagging or feeling numb
  • being a survivor of abuse or trauma
  • embarrassment
  • having avoided dentists for a very long time, and being so terrified of what a dentist might say or find that it has become impossible to even contemplate going.

At Dental Fear Central, you can find lots of information and support to help you move forward at your own pace to overcome your fears.

Dental Fear Central

Our aim is to help people overcome a fear of the dentist, and to provide information for dental professionals and psychologists with an interest in helping people with dental phobia and anxiety.

We are a grassroots non-profit organisation with a professional advisory board. Find out more about us, and read some testimonials.

Interviews with dentists

Interviews
2019 marks the start of a series of interviews with dentists and other professionals who have an interest in helping apprehensive patients. Find out how their interest developed and what they have learnt along the way. Our latest interviewee is Gordon Laurie:

>> Read interviews

Top Tips for Treating Nervous Patients

Dentist Fraser Hendrie shares his tips for helping nervous patients!

Our Support Forum

A group of people using mobile phones to access the dental phobia support forum

 

Get and give support, read success stories, or ask our friendly dentists for advice!

We’re always in need of people who are able to answer questions, so if you are a dental professional or a dental student who would like to contribute, you are most welcome to join in.

Dental Phobia and Anxiety Support

Welcome to Dental Fear Central

Are you filled with a feeling of dread and terror at the thought of visiting a dentist?

You are not alone!

There are many reasons why people may be terrified of the dentist, for example:

  • a fear of injections
  • pain during dental treatment, or the sound of the drill
  • feeling trapped and vulnerable in the dentist’s chair
  • choking or gagging or feeling numb
  • being a survivor of abuse or trauma
  • embarrassment
  • having avoided dentists for a very long time, and being so terrified of what a dentist might say or find that it has become impossible to even contemplate going.

At Dental Fear Central, you can find lots of information and support to help you move forward at your own pace to overcome your fears.

Dental Fear Central

Our aim is to help people overcome a fear of the dentist, and to provide information for dental professionals and psychologists with an interest in helping people with dental phobia and anxiety.

We are a grassroots non-profit organisation with a professional advisory board. Find out more about us, and read some testimonials.

Interviews with dentists

Interviews
2019 marks the start of a series of interviews with dentists and other professionals who have an interest in helping apprehensive patients. Our latest interviewee is Gordon Laurie:

Read interviews >

Top Tips for Treating Nervous Patients

Dentist Fraser Hendrie shares his tips for helping nervous patients!

Our Support Forum

A group of people using mobile phones to access the dental phobia support forum

Get and give support, read success stories, or ask our friendly dentists for advice!

We’re always in need of people who are able to answer questions, so if you are a dental professional or a dental student who would like to contribute, you are most welcome to join in.