Dentistry is a behavioral art first and a clinical science second.Counselling in a non-clinical environment allows the patient to steadily and gently work through their fear; understand why they feel the way they do, what triggers their fear, and how they might be able to move past it. It is a gradual process and has the benefit of having one on one support.Counselling-"Pay attention to a patients life outside the exam room".
The causes of dental phobia are incredibly varied and could be traced back to one or multiple different sources. Dentists have a wider understanding of the dentist–patient relationship and an active awareness of the role counselling could play practices to allow provision of true holistic care.'good therapy starts with good history-taking' establishing the basis for good communication and confidence building.