- Jun 1, 2011
HI, i am a dental therapist in UK. I am currently seen an 8 year old lad who has the most severe phobia of wobbly teeth, which has led to a general fear of teeth/dentistry/toothbrushing. He has gross deposit of calculus & generalised gingivitis. I have now seen him 3 times and have managed to scale just one tooth & give OHI. He is also seeing a mental health worker to try & tackle his fears. I have experince of treating phobic patients & generally have success. BUT I am really struggling with how to progress with this lad. Does anyone have any suggestions?? I would be very grateful.