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Children's experiences following a CBT intervention to reduce dental anxiety: one year on

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  • Informs the reader of the short and longer term benefits of using cognitive behavioural therapy to manage anxiety in children.

  • Provides an understanding of how CBT may be applied in dentistry.

  • Provides an insight into children's coping stategies, which will aid understanding of dental anxiety in young people.

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We would like to thank the patients and patient representatives who contributed to the original design of the study and to the participants. This paper presents independent research funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) under its Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) Programme (Grant Reference Number PB–PG–1111–26,029). The views expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR or the Department of Health.

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Rodd, H., Kirby, J., Duffy, E. et al. Children's experiences following a CBT intervention to reduce dental anxiety: one year on. Br Dent J 225, 247–251 (2018).

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