odontophobia

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o·don·to·pho·bi·a

(ō-don'tō-fō'bē-ă),
Morbid fear of teeth.
[odonto- + G. phobos, fear]

odontophobia

(ō-dŏn″tō-fō′bē-ă) [″ + phobos, fear]
Abnormal fear of teeth.

o·don·to·pho·bi·a

(ō-don'tō-fō'bē-ă)
Morbid fear of teeth.
[odonto- + G. phobos, fear]
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Dental Fear Central is a resource for people with dental phobias and fears: dentalfearcentral.
Only one study (Klepac, Lander & Godding, 1984) involved a young man with mental retardation, who was successfully treated for dental phobia with a package which included information, relaxation, and videotaped modeling.
Switzerland native Connie Potter, 50, has had a severe fear of the dentist for decades and recently travelled to the Queensway Dental Clinic which offers a special treatment for patients with dental phobia.
Hypnosis with a 31-Year-Old Female with Dental Phobia Requiring an Emergency Extraction.
David Blende is the founder of the Blende Dental Group, a San Francisco Bay Area private practice, which is dedicated to caring for the dental needs of people with intellectual and physical disabilities, the elderly, people who are medically compromised, and those who have a dental phobia.
The telephone number for the British Dental Health Foundation's Word of Mouth dental phobia helpline has changed to 0870 333 1188.
While as many as four out of five Americans admit being afraid of the dentist, it is estimated that one in seven Americans never get any dental treatment at all because of dental phobia.
While he offers a broad range of treatments, including oral surgery, root canal and ceramic crowns, and he takes special care in treating patients who suffer from anxiety and dental phobia.
Right now, this is used by just a few top-end private dentists in the UK but once it becomes more widespread, dental phobia may become a thing of the past.
The tragic case of eight-year-old Sophie Waller, who starved herself to death after she had some of her milk teeth removed, showed that, at its most extreme, a dental phobia can kill.
AN inquest into the death of a schoolgirl who starved herself, apparently due to a dental phobia, was due to end today.