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Applied Psychology in Dentistry

AIM

To provide students an understanding of social and psychological matters related to dental care of their patients, with special emphasis on dentist - patients relationships.

CONTENT OF THE COURSE

The social and professional roles related to dental practice; Personality; The dentist-patient relationship; Communication; Pain, Fear, Anxiety; Dental Practice; The philosophy of prevention and behavior modification of the patient; General principles of bio-ethics; Bio-ethics and Dentistry.

EDUCATIONAL METHODS

  • Seminars.

SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION

  • Attendance of 80% of seminars.
  • Active participation of students in the sub-groups and the discussion.