Would you like to improve your skills in helping your anxious patients? Read tips that work from experienced clinicians and share your own tips.

Would you like to improve your skills in helping your anxious patients? Read tips that work from experienced clinicians and share your own tips.

More tips

Tips for helping abuse survivors

Tips for dealing with a sensitive gag reflex

Tips for dealing with choking fears

Stop and coping signals

How to prevent fainting (blood-injury-injection phobia)

An example of a needle phobia desensitisation protocol

Loss of Control: This page, while aimed at patients, contains a range of tips which dentists can use to help their patients feel in control.

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Explain-Ask-Show-Do by Fraser Hendrie BDS

The Art and Science of Distraction by Lloyd Jerome BDS

Lower molar extraction, gagging, autism, fear of blood and emetophobia (from our message board)

Other resources (external links)

For a collection of other dental anxiety and fear resources, including books, videos and online articles, click here.

More tips

Tips for helping abuse survivors

Tips for dealing with a sensitive gag reflex

Tips for dealing with choking fears

Stop and coping signals

How to prevent fainting (blood-injury-injection phobia)

An example of a needle phobia desensitisation protocol

Loss of Control: This page, while aimed at patients, contains a range of tips which dentists can use to help their patients feel in control.

Structured Time

Explain-Ask-Show-Do by Fraser Hendrie BDS

The Art and Science of Distraction by Lloyd Jerome BDS

Lower molar extraction, gagging, autism, fear of blood and emetophobia (from our message board)

Other resources (external links)

For a collection of other dental anxiety and fear resources, including books, videos and online articles, click here.