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Listen to a BBC interview on helping abuse survivors



Staff member
Jan 1, 2005
Last night on BBC World Service's "The Conversation": dentists Sharonne Zaks and Sonia Sonia talk about strategies for making people feel at ease in the dental chair, with a particular emphasis on helping abuse survivors. Wherever you are in the world, you can download and listen to the programme here: