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Dental Practice Education Research Unit

The University of Adelaide Australia

Dental Fear and Anxiety                                                       

Dental fear and anxiety affects about 16% of adults and 10% of children in Australia. The prevalence of dental fear and anxiety varies by a number of possible patient characteristics including age, sex and socio-economic status. However, anyone could have this condition regardless of these characteristics. This special topic provides a detailed account of the consequences and reasons for dental anxiety as well as important assessment tools and management strategies available for this condition.

Multiple copies of Patient Pamphlets are available for ordering.

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Practice Information Sheet for Dental Practitioners

Patient Pamphlet - Information for Patients