Dr Ben Atkins BDS



Dr Ben Atkins BDS

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Dental phobia patients ‘benefit from talking therapy’ – research

3rd December 2015

BBC News website recently reported on research, published in the British Dental Journal, which looked at 130 people who all feared dental treatment. The research, which  was carried out by King’s College London, found that people with a dental phobia are more likely to undergo treatment without sedation, if they have had Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I was delighted to have the opportunity to share my experience of patients requiring sedation before treatment, for the article.