Managing Dental Anxiety
Dental hygienists play a key role in identifying patients with dental anxiety and implementing effective treatment strategies.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Identify patients with dental anxiety.
- Discuss the impact of dental anxiety on oral health.
- Define effective strategies to manage anxious patients in the dental office.
- Recognize the personal stress dental hygienists experience while managing anxious patients.
This course was issued in June 2021 and expires June 2024. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.