The Psychology of Dental Care

The Psychology of Dental Care

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2nd Edition - September 16, 1991

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  • Authors: G.G. Kent, A.S. Blinkhorn
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483141190

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The Psychology of Dental Care, Second Edition provides information pertinent to the sociological aspects of dentistry. This book discusses the needs of patients who require particular forms of care, thereby helping the general dental practitioner to deal with nervous patients and enhance communication skills. Organized into seven chapters, this edition begins with an overview of some of the problems that dentists encounter in managing patients. This text then explains the importance of preventive care in oral health, which includes both educational and motivational approaches. Other chapters provide suggestions for designing a preventive program that can be adapted for the use of individual patients. This book discusses as well the various ways of measuring pain, which is important for the understanding of psychological approaches to pain relief. The final chapter deals with the dentist's attitudes, behavior, and personality that are important for the understanding of dental care. This book is a valuable resource for dentists and psychologists.

Table of Contents


  • Foreword

    Preface

    Acknowledgments

    1 The Social Context of Dental Care

    What is Dental Health?

    Epidemiological Studies of Disease

    Utilization of Dental Services

    The Dental Profession

    Summary

    Practice Implications

    Suggested Reading

    References

    2 Prevention: The Educational and Behavioural Viewpoints

    The Educational Approach

    The Behavioural Approach

    Individual Differences

    Designing a Preventive Programme

    Summary

    Practice Implications

    Suggested Reading

    References

    3 The Nature and Causes of Anxiety

    The Nature of Anxiety

    The Causes of Anxiety

    Summary

    Practice Implications

    References

    4 Alleviating Anxiety

    Modelling

    Reducing Uncertainty

    Emotional Support

    Relaxation

    Cognitive Approaches

    Choosing Between Interventions

    Summary

    Practice Implications

    Suggested Reading

    References

    5 Pain

    The Experience of Pain

    Measuring Pain

    Alleviating Pain

    Summary

    Practice Implications

    Suggested Reading

    References

    6 Special Groups

    Orthodontics

    Temporomandibular Joint Disorders

    The Elderly Patient

    Patients with Handicaps

    Summary

    Practice Implications

    Suggested Reading

    References

    7 The Dentist-Patient Relationship

    Patients' Perceptions of Dentists

    Communication

    Teaching Communication Skills

    Stress in Dentistry

    Summary

    Practice Implications

    Suggested Reading

    References

    Appendix 1 Some Help for Students

    Studying

    Anxiety During Examinations

    Conducting Research Projects

    Further Reading

    Appendix 2 Case Studies

    Case Study 1

    Case Study 2

    Case Study 3

    Case Study 4

    Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 184
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1991
  • Published: September 16, 1991
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483141190

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G.G. Kent

A.S. Blinkhorn

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