What is it about?
Dental anxiety is common and associated with poor oral health. We have shown efficient treatment for this condition can be delivered by a dentist in a general dental practice. Both dentist-administered cognitive behavioural therapy (D-CBT) and oral sedation with midazolam in conjunction with adequate communication techniques were associated with a significant decrease in dental anxiety.
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Why is it important?
Dental anxiety is a common and debilitating condition. Still, access to treatment is poor. If adequate treatment can be delivered by trained dentists, this could increase treatment availability dramatically. In this manner, patient suffering due to untreated oral diseases could be prevented.
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This page is a summary of: Dentist‐administered cognitive behavioural therapy versus four habits/midazolam: An RCT study of dental anxiety treatment in primary dental care, European Journal Of Oral Sciences, May 2021, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/eos.12794.
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