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Nervous Patients

A trip to the dentist can cause anxiety for some people. If you feel nervous about any aspect of your visit to Smiles Dental, be assured that the team here are trained to help make your visit as pleasant as possible. Nervous patients are often described as having dental phobia. This is a valid condition and can be treated with a slightly modified approach to the provision of dental care. We are very sensitive towards patients suffering from dental anxiety. Smiles Dental will make sure your visit is as comfortable as possible.

Nervous Patient Consultation

Dr. Philip Christie has designed a treatment program specifically designed for anxious dental patients. Dr Philip Christie holds a Master’s in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy as well as a Masters Dental Qualification and so can combine the best in therapeutic understanding with the best in dental care. He has devoted his career to the study and understanding of Dental Anxiety and has designed new approaches to dealing with the issues.

The first step is to have a consultation with Dr Christie. He will welcome you into a safe and relaxed environment. Difficult experiences of the past will be talked about and integrated. Dr.Christie will explain the exact issues preventing you from having treatment. He will also help you decide the appropriate treatment for you and the best way to structure the appointments. He will then come to agreement with you as to what supports might be necessary to allow dental treatment to proceed. Every person is unique in that regard.

Dr. Christie uses the very best from the Cognitive Behavioural field of therapeutics, Neuroscience, Personal Neurobiology and Neuro-Linguistic programming to go to the heart of the problem. He will guide you to a new perception which will empower you in your treatment and your life.

The cost of this consultation is €100, available at Smiles Dental Dundrum. Please contact your local Smiles Dental clinic with any concerns ahead of your appointment. We will do our best to put your mind at ease in preparation for your visit.

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