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BDJ Team promotion: Do you want to be a dental hypnotist?

BDJ Team volume 1, Article number: 14127 (2014) | Download Citation

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Often the images that first come to mind when hypnosis is mentioned is one of entertainment, counting backwards and audience members doing silly things much to the amusement of the audience. However, did you know it can be applied and used in a dental setting? Some of the earliest accounts of hypnosis being used in a dental practice were in Paris in 1836 when a physician performed an extraction on a patient who was hypnotised.

Today, dental professionals use it in practice to provide many significant benefits for both patient and practice. It can be used to help treat patients with all levels of anxiety and alleviate discomfort and pain during treatment. Recently there have been cases where hypnosis has actually replaced the use of anaesthetic.

Hypnosis can be used by all team members, especially those who work chairside, to bring about a more relaxed state in patients. It can also help reduce and normalise their fear of the dentist and of treatment making patients happier and calmer and more likely to return to the practice.

Sounds like something you would like to try? Then why not come along to the British Dental Association's (BDA's) one day interactive workshop on Friday 30 January 2015 in London led by expert trainer and qualified psychotherapist and hypnotherapist Anthony Asquith?

To find out more about this course please visit www.bda.org/training for full details and learning objectives.

To book your place at this event call the BDA Events team today on 020 7563 4590.

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