Mike Gow BDS – Dentist

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Mike Gow BDS (Gla), MFDS RCPS (Gla), PGCert in the Management of Dental Anxiety (Edin), MSc in Hypnosis Applied to Dentistry (Lon), GDC No. 76039 leads and manages the dental anxiety unit of the Berkeley Clinic in Glasgow. He graduated from Glasgow University’s Dental School in 1999 and has a Postgraduate Certificate in the Management of Dental Anxiety from the University of Edinburgh. In 2005, he graduated with a Masters in Hypnosis Applied to Dentistry from the University of London. He has used conscious sedation since studying with the Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesiology in Dentistry (SAAD) in 2003.

Read our interview with Mike Gow to find out why he went parachuting in a quest to truly understand dental fear!

Mike and his clinic have won numerous awards including Dentist of the Year 2018 (Scottish Dental Awards), Dentist of The Year (The Dental Awards), Best Treatment of Nervous Patients (Private Dentistry Awards), Best Treatment of Nervous Patients (Dentistry Scotland Awards), Private Practice of the year UK (Private Dentistry Awards), Best New Practice (Private Dentistry Awards), Best Young Dentist Scotland & UK (The Dentistry Awards).

He has written many papers on dental phobia management, hypnosis, and the use of technology in helping nervous patients. Mike has appeared on TV (including BBC’s Horizon) demonstrating the use of hypnosis in dental pain control. He is Past President of the British Society of Medical and Dental Hypnosis (Scotland) and is in the process of starting a new video-based website.

Mike regularly teaches other dentists, dental therapists and doctors on the topic of hypnosis and anxiety management, and presents at national and international conferences. He also presents hands-on workshops on the use of The Wand STA computer-assisted anaesthesia system.

Mike is the founder of ISDAM, the International Society for Dental Anxiety Management, a society for healthcare professionals and students who are dedicated to helping people who suffer with dental phobia.