Patient satisfaction after oral and maxillofacial procedures under clinical hypnosis.

Posted At : November 7, 2007 3:30 AM | Posted By : Tim Brunson, PhD Related Categories: 


The Department of Maxillofacial Surgery of the University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein/Campus Lübeck offers intraoperative hypnosis since 2002. Besides clinical evaluation by controlled studies, patients attitudes should be included in the judgement on such adjuvant procedure not established in general.70 patients of the department treated under combined local anaesthesia/hypnosis rated their individual postoperative patient satisfaction by standardised questionnaires. A control group of equal size and demographic/surgical features consisted of patients that were treated without hypnosis in the same interval.Results of the inquiry indicate that intraoperative hypnosis increases significantly postoperative satisfaction of oral and maxillofacial patients. Satisfaction is attributed decisively on the adjuvant procedure.Mund Kiefer Gesichtschir. 2007 Oct 19 Hermes D, Trübger D, Hakim SG. Klinik für Kiefer- und Gesichtschirurgie, Universität zu Lübeck, Ratzeburger Allee 160, 23538, Lübeck, Germany,

Management of the anxious patient: what treatments are available?

Posted At : July 3, 2007 3:17 AM | Posted By : Tim Brunson, PhD Related Categories: 


Fear of the dentist is a common phenomenon. There are many ways of dealing with anxious patients and this review aims to present the most common methods available to general dental practitioners. Clinical Relevance: An ability to deal with anxious patients successfully is undoubtedly a practice builder. Anxious patients can be stressful to manage but they often become the most vocal advocates of dentists that they trust.School of Dentistry, Higher Cambridge Street, Manchester M15 6FH.

Dent Update. 2007 Mar;34(2):108-10, 113-4.

Anxiety: its management during the treatment of the adolescent dental patient

Posted At : November 23, 2006 2:41 AM | Posted By : Tim Brunson, PhD Related Categories: 


Surveys indicate that the adolescent, in particular, suffers from acute anxiety in relation to dentistry. This anxiety is promoted by the general opinion they form of dentists and dentistry through portrayal by their peers and the media.


Changes in neurophysiologic parameters in a patient with dental anxiety by hypnosis

Posted At : November 3, 2006 3:16 PM | Posted By : Tim Brunson, PhD Related Categories: 


It was hypothesized that dental anxiety, which leads to neurophysiologic alterations in heart rate, respiratory rate and blood pressure prior, during and subsequent to dental treatment, can be influenced by medical hypnosis. We report the positive impact from non-invasive hypno-sedation during dental implant surgery on a 54-year-old female patient who experienced neurophysiologic reactions as a result of the psychosomatic process of dental anxiety (dental anxiety scale value = 13). The neurophysiologic changes during dental surgery performed with and without hypnosis were compared after the patient underwent the same surgical treatment protocol. This case report was part of a study designed to evaluate hypnosis as a non-invasive therapy for dental-anxious patients over six sessions using subjective experience and objective parameters, which included electroencephalogram, electrocardiogram, heart rate, blood pressure, oxygen saturation of the blood, respiration rate, salivary cortisol concentration and body temperature.Department of Prosthodontics, Maxillofacial Surgery and Neurology and Psychiatry, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany.

Hypnosis in dentistry

Posted At : June 3, 2006 1:36 PM | Posted By : Tim Brunson, PhD Related Categories: 


In this article, the nature of hypnosis will be discussed, together with its therapeutic/facilitator role in the control of the potential problems that occur in everyday dental practice. It is the vital relationship between a patient and therapist which produces the desired results of hypnotherapy. CLINICAL RELEVANCE: A holistic approach, in patient care, emphasizes the treatment of an individual who has a dental problem.