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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.
1 The Social Context of Dental Care
What is Dental Health?
Epidemiological Studies of Disease
Utilization of Dental Services
The Dental Profession
2 Prevention: The Educational and Behavioural Viewpoints
The Educational Approach
The Behavioural Approach
Designing a Preventive Programme
3 The Nature and Causes of Anxiety
The Nature of Anxiety
The Causes of Anxiety
4 Alleviating Anxiety
Choosing Between Interventions
The Experience of Pain
6 Special Groups
Temporomandibular Joint Disorders
The Elderly Patient
Patients with Handicaps
7 The Dentist-Patient Relationship
Patients' Perceptions of Dentists
Teaching Communication Skills
Stress in Dentistry
Appendix 1 Some Help for Students
Anxiety During Examinations
Conducting Research Projects
Appendix 2 Case Studies
Case Study 1
Case Study 2
Case Study 3
Case Study 4
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- © Butterworth-Heinemann 1991
- 16th September 1991
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