Suffering with Dental Fear?

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Can’t bring yourself to schedule that next appointment? You may be busy, you may be a born procrastinator, or you may suffer from unwarranted dental fear. If so, you’re not alone… millions stay away each year for just that reason.

Everyone in our practice understands dental fear, and we’re trained in forming good relationships with fearful patients. So if you’re feeling apprehensive, speak up. We’ll listen to your needs and work with you to ensure your comfort. We can establish a signal, such as a raised hand, for you to use when you want a pause. Techniques such as distraction, simple suggestion, and relaxation exercises are also helpful.

Tips for Dealing with Dental Fear

Before your appointment:

  • Avoid caffeine. It can leave you jittery for six hours.
  • Try a little exercise—good for three hours of relaxation.
  • Bring headphones (or borrow some of ours) to soothe your nerves with calming music.
  • Bolster your spirits with positive self-talk. Tell yourself, “I can handle this,” and remember times when you have coped with tough situations.

You can handle it, and we’ll help you do it!

About the Author:

Born in Allentown Pennsylvania, into a family of musicians, Rob Pearce grew up studying violin, percussion, jazz arranging and composition. After two years at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, he transfer to the pre-dental program at the University of Miami and later moved to San Francisco where he earned his Doctorate in Dentistry (DDS) from the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in 1990. For the past twenty eight years he has focused his efforts on mastering the art of high quality, long lasting “metal free dentistry,” a concept that was relatively new at the time but over the years has gained powerful momentum. In 2014 Dr. Pearce became a member of the “Visiting Faculty” of Spear Education, arguably the most prestigious dental continuing education program in the world. As a Spear Open Wide Foundation Ambassador, Dr. Pearce and his team travel to Guatemala to provide metal free dentistry to those who would otherwise receive no dental treatment at all. Dr. Pearce and Annette Rig were honored, and lucky enough to treat the very first patient at the Foundation’s first clinic in 2012. Since then, with the outpouring of support from our member dentists and American equipment manufacturers, we now have six clinics and have treated over 200,000 patients in need! The foundation’s goals include helping improve the education of Guatemala dentists. In 2015, as a member of the Education Development Committee, Dr. Pearce presented an all day lecture and workshop for the faculty and students at the Galvez School of Dentistry in Guatemala City.