Dental Patient Behavior Books
For your convenience, all books are in alphabetical order by title.
Behavioural Sciences for Dentistry
by Gerry Humphris and Margaret S. Ling
ISBN: 0443051909 Publisher: Churchill Livingstone, Oct. 2005
$55.95, 149 pages, softcover
This text focuses on behavioral science as it relates to the dental
profession, and deals with psychology, sociology and communication.
The book teaches to identify and address the behavioral issues
encountered in dentistry, ranging from strategies to reduce anxiety in
nervous and phobic patients, other issues affecting the individual
patient, and proceeds to broader public health concerns (e.g.
motivating the population as a whole to adopt healthier diet and
The Mouth, the Face and the Mind
by C Fienmann ISBN 0192630628
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Oct. 1999 $183.96
This text deals with dramatic disorders that
can be present in the face and head. This book reviews the ways
patients with emotional problems present to maxillofacial surgeons
and other dental
practitioners. It provides practical
advice to help these clinicians recognize the orofacial
manifestations of psychiatric disorders and explains the different
approaches to treatment. Chronic orofacial symptoms, including pain, disturbances
movement, altered sensation, uncontrolled salivation, and
ulceration, are often revealed to be the result of emotional
problems. The book covers clinical situations ranging
from how to deal with anxious patients, the patient with
stress-related cranial, oral, and facial pain, to the patient who wishes
to change his or her appearance through orthognathic or orthodontic
means. The book is intended for dental practitioners, academicians,
oral and maxillofacial surgeons, psychiatrists, psychologists and
any who may have interest in the management of chronic pain.