Archive for the ‘Dental Phobia’ Category

Berwick dental practice launches new sedation services for nervous patients

Berwick dental practice launches new sedation services for nervous patients

A dental practice in Berwick has launched new conscious sedation services for anxious patients. Berwick Smile Dental Care is now able to offer sedation for patients who require intensive or complex treatment after adding a new sedation dentist to the practice team. Rheyah Vihahn has nine years of experience in providing sedation for patients who […]


Pittsburgh dentist welcomes new dental therapy puppy to ease patient anxiety

Pittsburgh dentist welcomes new dental therapy puppy to ease patient anxiety

A dentist from Pittsburgh has welcomed a new addition to his practice team in a bid to soothe anxious patients. Dr Ted Steliotes has recently started bringing his puppy, Smudge, into the office to help nervous patients feel more relaxed. Dr Steliotes, from Steliotes Dental Spa in McMurray, got his French bulldog puppy, Smudge, from […]


Could VR cure your dental anxiety?

Could VR cure your dental anxiety?

It’s no secret that most people experience a degree of anxiety when faced with a session in the dental chair. If you’re one of those affected by nervousness, virtual reality (VR) could make the future a whole lot brighter. Virtual reality has a whole host of uses, and it’s becoming increasingly commonplace in the education, […]


Lancashire dentist offers tips for parents to help children overcome dental anxiety

Lancashire dentist offers tips for parents to help children overcome dental anxiety

A dentist based in Blackburn, Lancashire, has offered tips to help parents of children who suffer from dental anxiety. Recently, a dental law firm suggested that attendance rates had fallen among children due to the increased prevalence of dental fear. Now, Dr Karim Rachidi, from Synergy Dental Clinics, is offering advice to parents to help […]


Suffolk dental practices hoping to make patients feel less anxious by introducing Basil the beagle to treatment rooms

Suffolk dental practices hoping to make patients feel less anxious by introducing Basil the beagle to treatment rooms

A host of dental practices in Suffolk are taking part in a pilot programme to determine the efficacy of using pet therapy to help patients feel more relaxed. Community Dental Services CIC have welcomed a new recruit to the team in the form of Basil the beagle. Basil, who is six years old, is specially […]


Could acupuncture help you overcome a fear of the dentist?

Could acupuncture help you overcome a fear of the dentist?

Many people experience anxiety when faced with a trip to the dentist, and around 1 in 10 people have a severe fear of the dentist. If you’re scared of the dental chair, you may have come across therapies such as hypnotherapy, breathing techniques and even virtual reality, but have you ever thought about trying acupuncture? […]


Teen Confesses His Love For Dentist’s Daughter Under Anaesthetic In Viral Video

Teen Confesses His Love For Dentist’s Daughter Under Anaesthetic In Viral Video

A teenager in America coming out of an anaesthetic stupor tells his dentist that he loves his girlfriend, who happens to be the dentist’s daughter in a video that has since gone viral. Jayden, the 18-year-old was said to have been worried about having his wisdom teeth extracted by his girlfriend’s father. Amusing reactions to […]


Dental fear linked to low self-esteem, lower earning power and isolation, new study reveals

Dental fear linked to low self-esteem, lower earning power and isolation, new study reveals

A new study suggests that dental fear could increase the risk of low self-esteem and social isolation, as well as resulting in reduced earning power. The findings of a study, which have been published in the International Dental Journal, suggest that dental anxiety could have a negative impact on confidence, social mobility and income and […]


Rustington dental surgery joins forces with charity to tackle dental anxiety

Rustington dental surgery joins forces with charity to tackle dental anxiety

The members of a dental team from Rustington have joined forces with a charity to tackle severe dental anxiety, a condition that affects around 10 percent of the population. The team from the Centre for Dentistry, which is located in Sainsbury’s Rustington branch, has teamed up with Anxiety UK to raise awareness of crippling dental […]


UK researchers take anxious dental patients on a virtual trip to the beach to calm nerves

UK researchers take anxious dental patients on a virtual trip to the beach to calm nerves

Researchers from UK universities have been studying the impact of virtual reality settings on anxious dental patients. A team made up of researchers from Plymouth, Exeter and Birmingham universities discovered that taking patients on a virtual walk along Wembury Beach calmed nerves and reduced anxiety. The team of researchers worked with patients and staff at […]