- Jan 31, 2012
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Yeah, that was kind of my feeling about it. A lot of the stories seemed to have an undercurrent of "this patient was a right pain in the a**e, this is how we fixed them so they don't annoy us so much now" to the tone.It had some good information but I didn't like how it sort of stated that phobic patients were an inconvenience for dentists
Where does it state that nervous patients are an inconvenience please, I have looked at this site and thought it was okay. It could be that I have missed the bit you saw.It had some good information but I didn't like how it sort of stated that phobic patients were an inconvenience for dentists
Can't speak for zombiegroupie, but for me it struck me when I read this example: http://www.dentalphobia.co.uk/casestudies/fear-anaesthetised.html - I feel there's a wee bit too much emphasis on blaming Pablo for the problem as he didn't ask for a "top up" and was over extrapolating from a previous bad experience. I've had issues with persistent local anaesthetic failure which turned out to really be true and really not be a misunderstanding of previous experiences on my part and the way this example is written, while it acknowledges that this can occasionally be the case, it feels pretty dismissive of that possibility. Unfortunately it's the only example on the site that deals with local anaesthetic failure, there isn't one where it didn't turn out to be the patient being wrong. That feels dismissive of my (very real, even if it is rare) experience.Where does it state that nervous patients are an inconvenience please, I have looked at this site and thought it was okay. It could be that I have missed the bit you saw.
^ This.there's nothing that makes you more nervous than an annoyed or rushed dentist, IMO
Yes sounds like an advertisement.I presume all that's involved in the "certification" process for "Dental phobia certified dentists" is that you pay a fee, and in exchange for the payment, you get listed (I've heard that it's not an insignificant amount, either). The fee has to be paid each year, otherwise the dentist gets de-listed.
Obviously that's not to say that the dentists who are listed there aren't any good (in fact, some of them enjoy helping nervous patients overcome their fears). But it's a purely commercial website.
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