Mental health resources for patients and dental professionals.

Helping dental patients and practitioners to recognize, understand, and overcome dental anxiety and trauma.


Learn about trauma to create an informed environment

Tools and practices to guide patient care

Created in collaboration between BCDHA and BCACC

By gaining a practical understanding of trauma, we can recognize it as a physiological response.

This site is a resource to help you to understand trauma-response.

Dental hygienists have collaborated with clinical counsellors to assemble tangible tools & practices to help reduce patient anxiety and pave the way for a better dental experience.

Resources and tools
for the public

Resources for
Oral Health Practitioners

“Being able to feel safe with other people is probably the single most important aspect of mental health.” – Bessel van der Kolk, The Body Keeps the Score.

A Collaborative Project

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