Top Tips for Treating Nervous Patients

Edinburgh dentist Fraser Hendrie shares his top tips for easing patients' fears.

Helping Survivors of Sexual, Emotional and Physical Abuse

This article, written by a survivor of childhood abuse, helps to explain the particular difficulties and needs of abuse survivors and provides tips for dealing with them.

Some thoughts on language and apprehensive patients

Dentist Lincoln Hirst feels that the careful use of language can be a key tool in helping nervous patients cope with dental treatment.

The Art and Science of Distraction

Lloyd Jerome highlights the importance of the environment on easing people's fears.


Nathan Friedman developed a groundbreaking curriculum in the ‘60s aimed at helping apprehensive patients to overcome their fear of dental work. This paper describes the iatrosedative process in great detail.