Presenter: Ashley Goodman, DDS, ABHD, FASCH; Gabor Filo, DDS, ABHD, FASCH & Edward Mackey, Jr., PhD, MSN, ABHD
This workshop will review basic, intermediate, and more advanced hypnotic skills including rapid, timesaving techniques as they apply to the providing of effective and comfortable dental care for both the providers (hygienists and RDAs) and patients. The uses of creative visualization, densensitization, restorative applicance acceptance, control of saliva and blood flow, more rapid healing, pain control, etc., will be demonstrated. Specific applications of clinical dental uses for behavior modifications, relaxation, pediatric situations, anxiety and oral habit control, minimizing gagging, enhancing personal communications, and self-hypnosis/stress reduction metods for the dental patient, the dental care provider, and psychologists working with the dental team will be examined.
Dentists can utilize the skills and outcomes to improve current patient care and expand patient care (e.g. using hypnotic techniques to treat phobic patients who would otherwise require medical sedation dentistry or other of the above listed uses that the clinician does not currently treat). Dentists can discuss with and educate their staff in the new techniques the dentist/psychologist will be using to treat and communicate with patients. Support from the entire dental team will enable the clinician to use these new techniques in practice from changes in patient scheduling to encouragement and suggestions of using these techniques to assistance in using the techniques and changes in the way the entire staff communicates with patients.
Psychologists will be able to evaluate and identify situations to assist local dental colleagues and their patients as well as assist their own patients who may have dental related needs. Psychologists will be able to develop connections to the dental community for both referrals to and from dentists.
Medical professionals will be able to tailor rapid induction techniques to assist patients with relaxation, anxiety control, fear eliminationanalgesia, anesthesia, pain control, pretreatment desensitization within their practice.