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Is Dental Anxiety a Personality-Type?

Putting people into categories often makes things easier, even when it comes to understanding ourselves. We love to describe our friends as either introverts or extroverts, type A’s or type B’s, or even as those who are confident or anxious. When using these categories, however, most of us probably wouldn’t include whether or not we’re [...]

Strong Gag Reflex? Sedation Dentistry Can Help

Having a dentist or hygienist’s hands in your mouth isn’t pleasant for anyone, but for people with a particularly strong gag reflex, dentist appointments can be extremely challenging. Those who struggle with this problem often have high anxiety levels around dental appointments, and sometimes even skip the dentist entirely — an impulse that can lead [...]

By |April 12th, 2018|Sedation Dentistry|Comments Off on Strong Gag Reflex? Sedation Dentistry Can Help

Dental Anxiety Leads to Dental Problems

There aren’t many people who look forward to visiting the dentist, but for some, a dental appointment is more than just an inconvenience — it’s a nightmare. For people with dental anxiety, even the simplest procedures can trigger fear that could make appointments extremely stressful, or could even prevent visits to the dentist at [...]

By |May 31st, 2017|Sedation Dentistry|Comments Off on Dental Anxiety Leads to Dental Problems

Late Dental Health Leader Taught Us Not to Fear the Dentist

The name William Ayer Jr. may not be familiar to most people, but his work played a major role in modern dentistry’s emphasis on patient comfort and satisfaction, and he was a leading figure in educating dentists during the AIDS outbreak of the 1980s and ’90s about how to safely treat those [...]

By |June 16th, 2016|Dentists, Sedation Dentistry|Comments Off on Late Dental Health Leader Taught Us Not to Fear the Dentist

Will Your Next Dentist Be a Robot?

Dr. Paul Hahn has had a long career as a dentist, and, although he’s still in peak form, eventually he will retire. As will his son, Dr. Adam Hahn. By the time that happens, the profession may be so changed that you’ll be worried about choosing your dentist by make, model, [...]

By |October 30th, 2015|Dentists, Gadgets, Sedation Dentistry|Comments Off on Will Your Next Dentist Be a Robot?