Use of Nonpharmacological Methods for Managing Dental Anxiety
examines advantages associated with nonpharmacological behavior management techniques and suggests benefits to their use; based on an article in the Journal of the American College of Dentists. (1 credit hour)
After completing the course, participants will be able to:
- Discuss the relationship between anxiety, avoidance, and pain and the effects these have on long-term dental care behavior
- Explain the issue of dental anxiety from the patient’s perspective, including aspects beyond merely completing the dental procedure
- List advantages and disadvantages of various nonpharmacological approaches for managing dental anxiety
Please Review the Following Article:
Evelyn Donate-Bartfield, Ryan Spellecy, and Nicholas J. Shane, Maximizing Beneficence and Autonomy: Ethical Support for the Use of Nonpharmacological Methods for Managing Dental Anxiety, Journal of the American College of Dentists, 2010, 77(3), 26-34.