• Dental Phobia Support

    Welcome! This is an online support group for anyone who is has a severe fear of the dentist or dental treatment. Please note that this is NOT a general dental problems or health anxiety forum! You can find a list of them here.

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A research study testing a dental fear treatment you can do from home.



Junior member
Feb 8, 2024
United States
Take part in NYU's paid research study to help us test the effectiveness of a virtual approach to treating dental fear.
Our two-step program — with an app and a one-on-one video session—is easy to use anytime, anywhere. After less than 3 hours of at-home treatment over half of patients in our pilot study were no longer fearful and nearly all rated the program as very helpful.
Participants may take part in our virtual treatments, answer questions about their previous dental experiences, and fill out brief questionnaires rating their fear a few times over the course of the study.
Anyone 13 or over with dental fear, based in the United States, and has a smartphone can participate. Go to https://dentalfearless.org/ for more information