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Tag: Dental Phobia

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Dental Phobia

A recent study conducted in Germany added to a growing body of research that supports the use of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for dental phobia. This study compared four different groups of patients, grappling with dental phobia, including groups with: 1) CBT treatment; 2) individualized hypnosis, administered by a trained dentist; 3) standard hypnosis, induced by listening to a CD; and 4) general anesthesia. Unlike previous literature on the subject…