Behavioural Sciences for Dentistry - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780443051906

Behavioural Sciences for Dentistry

1st Edition

Authors: Gerry Humphris Margaret Ling
Paperback ISBN: 9780443051906
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 6th January 2000
Page Count: 160

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This new textbook focuses on behavioral science -- including psychology, sociology and communication -- as it relates to the dental profession. Students learn to identify and address the behavioral issues encountered in dentistry, ranging from those affecting the individual patient (e.g. strategies for reducing anxiety in nervous and phobic patients), to broader concerns for the entire population (e.g. motivating the population as a whole to adopt healthier diet and hygiene practices).

Table of Contents

Attending the Dentist.
Expectations of the Consultation.
The Dental Team.
The Social Context of Dental Care for Elderly People.
Using Communication Skills.
Management of Patients Anxiety.
Psychosocial Factors in the Aetiology of Oral Health Problems.
Psychosocial Reactions and Disorders Related to Oral Health.
Health Education and Health Promotion.
Doing Research in Dental Behavioural Science.


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About the Authors

Gerry Humphris

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Medical School, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, UK Honorary Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Edinburgh Cancer Centre, NHS Lothian, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK

Margaret Ling

Affiliations and Expertise

Lecturer in Medical Sociology, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK