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Psychology and Dentistry: Mental Health Aspects of Patient Care
     

Psychology and Dentistry: Mental Health Aspects of Patient Care

by William Ayer, Jr.
 

ISBN-10: 0789022966

ISBN-13: 9780789022967

Pub. Date: 03/28/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

'Psychology and Dentistry: Mental Health Aspects of Patient Care' is a practical guide to an often-neglected aspect of dentistry - the contributions of the behavioural sciences to dental research and practice

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'Psychology and Dentistry: Mental Health Aspects of Patient Care' is a practical guide to an often-neglected aspect of dentistry - the contributions of the behavioural sciences to dental research and practice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789022967
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
162
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

  • About the Author
  • Contributors
  • Preface and Acknowledgments
  • Chapter 1. The Development of the Behavioral Sciences in Dentistry
  • Chapter 2. Behavioral Foundations of Dentistry
  • The Focus of Behavior Therapies
  • What Is Behavior Therapy?
  • Types of Behavioral Interventions
  • Chapter 3. Pain
  • Pain Threshold and Pain Expression
  • Measuring Pain
  • Acute versus Chronic Pain
  • Pain Management Strategies
  • Summary
  • Chapter 4. Fear and Anxiety in Dentistry
  • Effect of High Fear and Anxiety on Office Practice
  • Definition of Anxiety and Fear
  • Measurement of Dental Fear and Anxiety
  • Origins and Development of Fear and Anxiety
  • Anxiety and Behavior Across Dental Visits
  • Other Variables Influencing Anxiety and Fear
  • Managing Fear and Anxiety
  • Chapter 5. Oral Habits and Their Management
  • Etiology and Development of Thumb and Finger Sucking
  • Psychoanalytic and Learning Theory Models
  • Prevalence and Possible Explanations
  • Methods of Controlling Sucking Habits
  • Bruxism: Characteristics and Treatment
  • Self-Mutilating Behaviors: The Oral Cavity
  • Chapter 6. Compliance with Health Care Recommendations
  • Assessing Adherence
  • Determinants of Adherence
  • Resources and Noncompliant Behavior
  • Chapter 7. The Dentist-Patient Relationship
  • Models of the Doctor-Patient Relationship
  • Dimensions of the Doctor-Patient Relationship
  • Satisfaction Among Patients and Dentists
  • A Seeming Paradox
  • Miscellaneous Factors
  • Chapter 8. Stress in Dentistry
  • The Concept of Stress
  • Measuring Stresses in Life
  • Sources of Dentists’ Stress
  • Suicide Among Dentists
  • Stress in Dental Students
  • Chapter 9. Special Issues in Dentistry
  • Family Violence
  • Aging
  • Dying, Death, and Bereavement
  • Chapter 10. Hypnosis in Dentistry (Carla York, Frank De Piano, and Frederick Kohler)
  • Some Background and History of Hypnosis in Dentistry
  • Prevention of Dental Disease and Modifications of Noxious Habits
  • Therapeutic Uses of Hypnosis in Dentistry
  • Hypnosis As an Operative Aid in Dentistry
  • The Use of Hypnosis in Pediatric Dentistry
  • Hypnosis As an Aid in Patient Management
  • Practical Considerations
  • Techniques for Induction of Hypnosis in Dentistry: Some Illustrations
  • Case Example: A Dental-Avoidant Patient with Excessive Gag Reflex
  • Chapter 11. Interviewing (Cheryl Gotthelf)
  • Communication
  • Training Issues
  • Initial Meeting with a Patient
  • Attentiveness
  • Obtaining an Accurate History
  • Establishing Rapport
  • Empathy
  • Chapter 12. Making Psychological Referrals
  • Dental-Related Problems
  • Nondental-Related Referrals
  • Referrals for Self, Family, or Friends
  • Referring an Individual
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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