Use of humor in managing clinical anxiety.

O. Nevo, J. Shapira

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Going to the dentist can be a stressful event, often causing anxiety in the child patient. A sampling of pediatric dentists was undertaken to study their use of humor in the clinical setting. Dentists use both common and individual types of humor and create a playful/humorous atmosphere with verbal and nonverbal cues to their patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-100
Number of pages4
JournalASDC journal of dentistry for children
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Dentistry


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