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dental

[′dent·əl]
(anatomy)
Pertaining to the teeth.
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Fear-fighting behavioural modification techniques such as psychotherapy, systematic desensitisation, reinforcement and relaxation techniques have been used, however, research studies carried out in different countries indicate that cultural and social factors such as social class factors, parenting style and previous harsh dental experiences may partly account for dental anxiety in children.
The result is a mesmerizing and calming experience that can help dentists garner higher patient satisfaction scores and increased word of mouth referrals, all while lowering the incidence of dental anxiety.
There is currently no singular explanation for the development of dental anxiety in children, and its etiology is still not entirely understood.
When gender and dental anxiety levels are correlated, although contradictory, many studies state that males tend to have higher levels than females.
18) Most often than none, fear of pain appears to be the most important predictor of dental anxiety.
Normative data for Corah's dental anxiety scale (DAS) for the Norwegian adult population.
Dental anxiety in relation to neuroticism and pain sensitivity.
Dental anxiety has been ranked fifth among commonly feared situations (Sylvester & Oliveau, 2005) and it is also considered the major reason for avoidance of dental care; thus resulting in deterioration of personal oral health.
Acknowledge and address the issue of dental anxiety while educating parents to promote the oral health of their children.
Assessing dental anxiety, dental care use and oral status in older adults.
Child dental anxiety, parental rearing style and referral status of children.
Dental anxiety or a lack of understanding of dental care may cause special needs patients to exhibit resistant behavior that interferes with treatment.