This is a textbook on behavioural sciences for dental students which offers a balanced approach to the behavioural issues are that are important in dentistry, both at the level of the individual patient, (eg. strategies for reducing anxiety in nervous and phobic patients), and at a broader level in motivating the population as a whole to adopt a healthier diet. It is a concise introduction to psychology, sociology and communication for the dental student which focuses on practical and clinically relevant issues eg management of patients anxiety.
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Attending the Dentist.
Expectations of the Consultation.
The Dental Team.
The Social Context of Dental Care for Elderly People.
Using Communication Skills.
Management of Patients Anxiety.
Psychosocial Factors in the Aetiology of Oral Health Problems.
Psychosocial Reactions and Disorders Related to Oral Health.
Health Education and Health Promotion.
Doing Research in Dental Behavioural Science.
Honorary Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Edinburgh Cancer Centre, NHS Lothian, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK.
Ling, Margaret Lecturer in Medical Sociology, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK.