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Hypnosis in dentistry

Speciality Classification
Oral Health
Time / Duration
20 minutes
Subject matter expert
eLearning for Healthcare
Endorsed By
Faculty of Dental Surgery,elfh,NHS

This session looks at the potential role of hypnosis in anxiety and pain control in dentistry.

Learning objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • explain what is meant by the term 'hypnosis'
  • list the main uses of hypnosis in the management of dental patients
  • describe the basic principles of hypnosis

Hypnosis is the subject of great controversy and popular misunderstanding. Most people’s ideas are derived from what they have read in works of fiction or seen on television or on the stage. As a result, hypnosis is often believed to be mysterious and even somewhat sinister.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you should have completed:

  • Anxiety and pain control in dentistry/Non-pharmacological anxiety management/Behavioural management techniques in the anxious patient (141-0139)
Instructors / Speakers
R. Iain Macleod PhD, BDS, FDSRCSEd, DDRRCR, FHEA, FSAScot.,
Consultant Dental Radiologist at Newcastle Dental Hospital

Dr Iain Macleod is currently a consultant and honorary clinical senior lecturer in oral and maxillofacial radiology at the Newcastle Dental School and Hospital. Prior to moving to Newcastle, he worked for 10 years as a consultant in oral medicine and radiology at the Edinburgh Dental Institute.

Iain has a long standing interest in complimentary and alternative medicine and has written and lectured widely on the subject, in particular on the role of hypnosis and acupuncture in dental practice. He has gained both the European Certificate of Hypnosis and the Diploma in Basic Competence of the British Dental Acupuncture Society.

Outside of work he enjoys hill walking, trek biking and food!

Hypnosis in dentistry
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Dental, -- DENTAL --
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
20 minutes
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