Department

Molecular Biology

First Advisor

Dr. Rachel Watson

Description

The goal of this research project is to examine the effectiveness of holistic methods used by dentists in order to lessen anxiety in patients. This research project investigates the origin of dental fears and anxiety and different ways t o treat it. In order to evaluate the effectiveness of these methods, six dentists were interviewed about the methods that they use regularly in their practice and the importance of using those methods. As demonstrated by the research in this paper, compete nce in utilizing these holistic techniques in dentistry is imperative for optimal patient care as well as a successful dental practice. Therefore, training for treating dental anxiety should be a part of general curriculum in dental schools.

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Oral Presentation, UW Honors Program

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Holistic Methods to Overcome Dental Anxiety

The goal of this research project is to examine the effectiveness of holistic methods used by dentists in order to lessen anxiety in patients. This research project investigates the origin of dental fears and anxiety and different ways t o treat it. In order to evaluate the effectiveness of these methods, six dentists were interviewed about the methods that they use regularly in their practice and the importance of using those methods. As demonstrated by the research in this paper, compete nce in utilizing these holistic techniques in dentistry is imperative for optimal patient care as well as a successful dental practice. Therefore, training for treating dental anxiety should be a part of general curriculum in dental schools.