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Cognitive Behavioural Techniques for the Management of Dental Fear Summer 2017

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Despite huge advances in pain management meaning that modern dental treatments are almost free of pain, anxiety about undergoing dental treatment is still very common and can cause huge distress to both patients and dental care professionals. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Techniques are an evidence based way to help patients manage and overcome dental fear in a time- and cost efficient manner.
The comprehensive course will provide health care professionals with an integrated approach to the fruitful therapy and management of patients with dental fear with particular reference to the principles of CBT in dental fear treatment. It will also provide a hands on guidance in how to successfully set-up a behavioural sciences based service for dental fear.

Course start date
Course duration
3 months
Course type
Online course
Course times
approx 5 hours per week for six weeks
Course recurrence
bi - yearly
Entry requirements
Participants are expected to have a basic understanding of dental anxiety. Direct contact with patients is not required.
Credit value
30 hrs CPD
Academic Lead
Professor Jonathan Tim Newton BA PhD CPsychol, HCPC Registered Psychologist, Dental Institute Dr Koula Asimakopoulou BSc PhD CPsychol, HCPC Registered Psychologist, Dental Institute
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