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Reasons Behind Dreading Dentist Visits
One of the first things people see when meeting someone is his or her smile. The whiter the teeth, the straighter the grin, and the fresher the breath, the better. It’s a confidence-booster to have a strong, healthy smile, and the gums and teeth that make that possible, but only half of...  Read More
THE MIGHTY MOLARMAN EXPERIENCE
PHOBIASPhobias prevent as many as one in three adults, teens, and children from seeking regular dental care. Up until now, sedation has been the only consistently effective solution for these patients to receive the dental care they need … and sedation can be expensive … and risky,...  Read More
WORKING WITH FEARFUL PATIENTS- THE CONVERSATION
It doesn’t matter if patients react from flight or fight mode. Both types can be easy to work with and does not need to make for a stressful day at the office.These steps will help you connect, defuse, and gain case acceptance. Empathy- “Mr. X, you seem uneasy/unnerved. In my...  Read More
WORKING WITH FEARFUL PATIENTS- THE FIGHT
Patients that come from a place offightare easier to pinpoint, not easier to work with. The body has a defense mechanism that when put in dangerous, threatening, or fearful situations gets louder, bigger, and more aggressive to ward off what we perceive as a dangerous predator- yes, meaning you. I...  Read More
WORKING WITH FEARFUL PATIENTS- THE FLIGHT
Fear and dentistry seem to go hand in hand. Whether the fear comes from childhood experiences or is solely psychological, fear is a real thing that patients often bring with them to their appointments.Here’s what most dentists and their teams fail to remember: people have two biological,...  Read More

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