- Recognize different parts of the brain responsible for behavior and the medications that treat it
- Identify how one’s mind can help or hinder treatment planning
- Apply strategies to enhance treatment and comfort of the patient
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States, affecting over 40 million Americans every year. The dental office is no exception to experiencing anxiety in themselves and in their patients. By empowering dental professionals on their specific contributions they can make in the clinical practice, they can help support the many patients into accepting dental treatment without letting disease take over. It is more important than ever, with patients avoiding dental care, to develop dental professionals that know how to deal with the hidden anxiety disorders that face our practice every day.