The Dental Health Psychology Service
Do you have patients regularly attending for antibiotics to clear-up dental abscesses? Are you aware of patients who haven’t visited a dentist for years?
The Dental Health Psychology Service is here to help.
The service is run and provided by health psychologists within the Department of Sedation and Special Care Dentistry at Guy’s Hospital. They offer support for people who are very anxious about visiting the dentist, helping individuals achieve their goals to receive dental treatment without the need for sedation. This includes managing anxiety about particular aspects of dental care such as needle-phobia.
Utilising Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), patients are invited for assessment with the health psychologist. Here their suitability for CBT intervention is determined and if appropriate, goals for treatment are planned.
The service works with other members of the dental team including dentists, nurses and dental hygienists, who are also trained to meet the needs of anxious patients.
How to refer:
Alternatively, please send a referral letter to the following address:
Dental Health Psychology Service
Sedation & Special Care Dentistry
26th Floor, Tower Wing
For more information about the service please see our patient leaflet.