I The Interpersonal Dynamics of Dentistry.- 1 Introduction and Overview: Issues and Concepts.- 2 The Psychologic Parameters of Dentistry.- 3 The Psychology of Pain Tolerance.- II Theoretic Models and Their Practical Implications.- 4 Psychoanalysis and Patient Management.- 5 Social Learning Theory and Patient Management.- 6 Social Psychology and Patient Management.- 7 Community-Based Dental Health Education.- 8 Common Sense and Patient Management: Implications for Practice, Training, and Research.- References.- Author Index.
The Psychology of the Dentist-Patient Relationship acquaints dentists with the underlying interpersonal dynamics of their professional work. The author has reviewed the dental and psychological literature about the behavior of dentists and their patients, and used this evidence to evaluate critically the various theoretical models of the dentist-patient relationship. A major aim of this book is to show how the application of soundly based psychological theory and practice can improve patient management, reduce the stress of practicing dentistry, and contribute to the design of effective community dental health campaigns.
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