This Course Carries 10 structured CPD hours as defined by the
The Problem: The Dentist is Human too!
There is probably little else so stressful in dentistry than to be faced with an extremely anxious or phobic patient who needs care but does not feel able to submit to it. Modern dentistry allots a certain time to each procedure and an anxious person may take 3-4 times as long to treat where it is even possible to do so. Most attempts to treat these people ends up as an attempt to cajole from one step in treatment to another. The dentist is often worn out from the effort and feels like he or she has already done a week’s work and needs a holiday to recover.
The Course Consists of 7 Modules
This course is designed for Dentists who want to treat phobic and anxious patients.
The principles will improve relationships with all patients.
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Introduction to the therapeutic model. How to ground yourself and self-regulate. The self-first model.
Fundamental principles to manage the person’s anxiety. The allowing principle
Understanding the neuroscience and physiology of trauma related anxiety
Understanding the nature and origin of anxiety as truncated traumatized child and how to manage the trauma.
Putting it all together – The clinical session
The clinical session is a 3 hour session with 2 anxious patients booked for 1 hour consultation each with a half hour for questions and discussion after each one. Travel to practice up to 80 km included in price.
The treatment journey or journey to health: Beyond the narrow current concepts
Question and answer session