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Dental Phobia: It’s Real
March 18 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Almost 30% of world populations have different degree of dental phobia including children and adult. It can lead to avoidance behaviour which contributes to perpetuating fear and anxiety of dental care. Previous literatures revealed that patients with dental phobia have high incidence of dental problem including dental caries and periodontal problem. Understanding and assessing level of dental phobia is important for delivering successful dental care. Several assessment tools are available to investigate the level of dental phobia, thus allow clinician to determine the appropriate treatment modalities for the patients. However, non-pharmacological behaviour management and pharmacological intervention have their own merits and limitations.
This webinar will discuss on:
- Overview and prevalence of dental phobia among children and adult
- Factors contributing to dental phobia
- Implication of dental phobia to oral health
- Methods of managing dental phobia in a clinical setting