Dental Anxiety

Supporting those who are scared to go to the Dentist

Our free access online course at aims to help families, teens, and practitioners to unpack and dispel myths and preconceptions of all things dental, and help by offering advice and tips for how to navigate dental appointments.


There are four courses available:

  1. Supporting parents of children aged 6 months to 8 years who are scared to visit the dentist.
  2. Supporting parents of children aged 9-16 who are scared to visit the dentist.
  3. Supporting teenagers who aren’t too keen to visit the dentist.
  4. A guide for the whole dental team to help patients who are anxious about visiting the dentist.

The course includes colourful audio modules with accompanying worksheets and online books. Clear, practical, jargon free helpful advice, written by the award-winning team behind some of the World’s most used CBT resources.

This course has been created following two research trials lead by Dr Zoe Marshman at the University of Sheffield, that interviewed young people, their parents and dentists.

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We acknowledge that the parents of teens, teenager and practitioner materials are a result of independent research funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) under its Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) Programme (Grant Reference Number PB-PG-111-26029). The views expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR or the Department of Health. The research group led by Zoe Marshman with Sarah Baker, Cathy Creswell, Annie Morgan, Tim Newton, Jenny Porritt, Helen Rodd and Chris Williams.

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