For the Practitioner
As a Dental Professional, there are many things that you can do to support the patient and set up the stage for a better experience.
It involves a combination of:
Trauma is the physiological response to any event or series of events that we perceive as life threatening and that overwhelm us.
Understanding yourself as dental professional
The better self-regulated you are yourself at work; the better you’ll be at supporting the patient throughout the appointment.
Creating the right environment
The patient experience starts with their first contact with the dental clinic.
Having tools available to help to reduce anxiety
Other types of trauma consist of events like near drowning or being electrocuted.