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The new tissue viability pressure ulcer app
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Guy’s and St Thomas’ goes smoke free – our services to help patients stop smoking
The Dental Health Psychology Service
Transforming emergency care at St Thomas’ Hospital
Female genital mutilation (FGM) clinic at Guy's and St Thomas'
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Optimising Prostate Cancer Diagnostics
Transforming end of life care
Resilience in Healthcare Masterclass
5th Annual Anogenital and Oral Dermatology Course
Skin Biopsy Course
Adult Metabolic Study Day
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3D replica of a patient’s heart
C-section simulator trains doctors in high risk births
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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:

Email:   gst-tr.dentalhealthpsychology@nhs.uk

Alternatively, please send a referral letter to the following address:

Dental Health Psychology Service

Sedation & Special Care Dentistry

26th Floor, Tower Wing

Guy’s Hospital

London

SE1 9RT

 

For more information about the service please see our patient leaflet.

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