One of the new certificates I acquired last year was for Hypnodontics skills.
Hypnosis for dentistry and other medical applications was taught to doctors and dentists by the master of Hypnoanalysis, Dave Elman in the 1940s. He taught them how to treat their patients for phobias and anxiety around their procedures, including how to give hypno-anaesthesia to patients who couldn’t tolerate chemical anaesthesia, or to allow a smaller amount to be administered.
I visit the Glenbervie Dental Clinic in Larbert, Falkirk once a month to treat dental patients with the same issues and difficulties that Elman treated. I also see clients for other presenting troubles but anxiety is one of the most common reasons people come to see me.
I am next in Scotland at the Dental Clinic on January 19th to 21st. I can be reached to book an appointment on 07582 0800 05, or call the clinic direct on 01324 682222.