The dentist's care-taking perspective of dental fear patients : a continuous and changing challenge

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title The dentist's care-taking perspective of dental fear patients : a continuous and changing challenge
Author Gyllensvärd, K. ; Qvarnström, M. ; Wolf, Eva
Date 2016
English abstract
The aim was to analyse the care taking of dental fear patients from the perspective of the dentist, using a qualitative methodology. In total, 11 dentists from both the private and public dental service were selected through a purposive sampling according to their experience of treating dental fear patients, their gender, age, service affiliation and location of undergraduate education. Data were obtained using one semi-structured interview with each informant. The interviews were taped and verbatim transcribed. The text was analysed using qualitative content analysis. The theme, 'The transforming autodidactic process of care taking', covering the interpretative level of data content was identified. The first main category covering the descriptive level of data was 'The continuous and changing challenge', with the subcategories 'The emotional demand' and 'The financial stress'. The second main category identified was 'The repeated collection of experience', with the subcategories 'The development of resources' and 'The emotional change'. The dentists' experience of treating dental fear patients was considered a challenging self-taught process under continuous transformation. The competence and routine platform expanded over time, parallel to a change of connected emotions from frustration towards safety, although challenges remained.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/joor.12406 (link to publisher's fulltext.)
Publisher Wiley
Host/Issue Journal of Oral Rehabilitation;8
Volume 43
ISSN 0305-182X
Language eng (iso)
Subject autodidactic process
dental fear
dentist perspective
dental treatment
experiences
qualitative research
Medicine
Research Subject Categories::ODONTOLOGY
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/25904 Permalink to this page
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