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Practical and clinical tips in managing anxious dental patients

Mike Gow is well known in the field of dental anxiety management and has trained in multiple techniques such as conscious sedation and hypnosis.

In this presentation however, he will introduce his top fast and effective practical and clinical tips that he uses in daily practice to help his patients have the dental treatment that they need.

Mike will share chairside techniques, highlight the importance of utilising technology and choice of dental materials as well as revealing a few top behavioural management tips for anxious patients.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand dental anxiety, fear and phobia
  • Introduce technology that can assist in managing anxious patients
  • Understand how choice of dental materials is important in managing anxious patients
  • Be able to apply some basic practical and behavioural chairside techniques to help anxious patients.

Speaker: Michael Gow

Mike is a general dental practitioner and a Clinical Director of the Dental Anxiety Management unit at The Berkeley Clinic in Glasgow. After graduating from Glasgow University’s Dental School in 1999, Mike completed a Masters in Hypnosis Applied to Dentistry from the University of London and later achieved a Postgraduate Certificate in the Management of Dental Anxiety from the University of Edinburgh. Mike’s main focus in his work is to help people overcome their fear of dentistry. He has continually trained in his field to develop a wide range of techniques which he uses to treat the individual needs of his patients. He has published many papers and book chapters on hypnosis, dental phobia management and bruxism.

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This Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activity fully complies with the CPD requirements of the General Dental Council.
And FMC certifies this activity for 1 hour of enhanced CPD in the subject of Practical and clinical tips in managing anxious dental patients.
This CPD meets the criteria for the GDC’s development outcome A, B, C and D.

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