Twelve per cent of all adults (who had ever been to the dentist) were classified as having extreme dental anxiety
(Adult Dental Health Survey 2009)
Dental Anxiety has been identified as a major barrier to treatment, if you want to overcome this barrier as a patient or dental healthcare professional please contact me
Qualified and working as a Dental Hygienist for over twenty years Bobby has come to grow a particular understanding of the effects of Dental Anxiety. She has written articles and spoken amongst Dental Healthcare Professionals about the effects and care of those who find themselves unable to receive dental treatment without severe anxiety. Avoiding stress by working with anxious patients in a way that helps them adjust their fears leads to the most rewarding of practice. In my experience all patients who find a dental team that works with insight and awareness of dental fear become the most loyal and regular attenders as well as the best advocates bringing in the most precious "word of mouth" referrals. Simple methods in relaxation, visualisation, Hypnotherapy and CBT are easily employed by practices and clients can use self hypnosis or brief cognitive behavioural techniques with great effect.