Effectiveness of two procedures for reducing dental fear: group-administered desensitization and group education and discussion.

R. J. Gatchel

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Abstract

Self-control desensitization and education and discussion groups improved the behavior of subjects who were extremely anxious about dental treatment. These two treatment procedures can be used effectively on a group basis in the community by dentists who receive some basic training in administration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)634-637
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Dental Association (1939)
Volume101
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1980

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