According to research, anywhere between 50 and 80% of adults in the United States have some degree of dental anxiety, ranging from mild to severe. More than 20% of dentally anxious patients do not see a dentist regularly, and anywhere from 9 to 15% of anxious patients avoid care altogether. Research has also shown possible correlations between dental anxiety, missed appointments, avoidance of care, and a greater need for more extensive treatment. Read the full research here.
What are the symptoms of dental patient anxiety?
- Nervousness and inner restlessness
- Racing thoughts
- Constant worry
- Feelings of overwhelm
- Difficulty sleeping before an appointment
- Visible distress
- Racing heartbeat
- Heart palpitations
- Low blood pressure
- Withdrawal, not speaking to anyone
- Panic attacks
- Anger or aggression
Imagine if you could treat ALL of these symptoms with direct application of Sonic Smile Stress Relief sound instruments onto easily accessible meridian points, & body areas and alleviate them in just 5-10 minutes?
A recent survey in 2018 of dental professionals in the United Kingdom revealed how anxious they feel about the risk of complaints within their workplace. According to the results, 63% of dentists working for the NHS are very anxious about complaints in their workplace compared to 25% of those working in private dentistry.
Check out the full research paper here.
Supporting Dentists to relieve their Stress
Did you know?
- The suicide rate of dentists is more than 2 x the rate of the general population & almost 3 x higher than white collar workers?
- Dentists suffer psycho-neurotic disorders 2.5 x greater than normal physicians
- Emotional illness ranks 3rd top health issue for them vs. ranking 10th in the general population
- 63% of dentists are stressed about the possibility of complaints from patients
- Recent studies show that dentists suffer from an alarmingly high incidence of cardiovascular disease, ulcers, colitis, hypertension, lower back pain, eye strain, marital disharmony, alcoholism, drug addiction, mental depression and suicide.
- Coronary disease and high blood pressure are 25% more prevalent than the general population & stress-related cardiovascular disease is the No.1 killer in dentists.
Why choose Sonic Smile?
How would it be if you could assist your patient and yourself to manage stress in a quick and effective way in just a few minutes?
Want up to 35% more business?
How much extra income would that be a year?
If research shows that more than 20% of dentally-anxious patients do not see a dentist regularly, and anywhere from 9 to 15% of anxious patients avoid care altogether, certainly when you are able to offer a direct way of benefiting those kind of patients using a quick and easy sonic relaxation method, this could potentially increase your dental practice income between 20-35%! As our SONIC SMILE Stress Relief testimonials show, for all you who are either a dentist, hygienist, orthodontist or periodontal practitioner, if those patients knew that you offer such a service, they would be very inspired to seek out your clinic above all other clinics that cannot offer such an innovative exciting and new holistic approach.
If those who work at reception have a bit of time in between looking after patients, taking bookings, or payments, to give some patients a brief demo of one of the sonic instruments, this can be a really good way of booking in those patients who suffer from anxiety pre-treatment – The ones who might have cancelled due to anxiety over their next appointment, whose business you would have otherwise lost.
By offering this additional patient service, you will build better patient rapport, trust and confidence in the services you provide & can of course market yourself as bringing a higher level of care and understanding compared to many or all of your competitors in your local area! Let new patients know you offer a unique form of care that no other dentists are offering (your unique selling point) and make yourself stand out from the crowd!
Every patient who suffers from dental anxiety is always going to be looking for a better dentist to truly address their needs and with no need to use nitrous oxide or sedation, this will also be very attractive to patients who prefer to limit medication during their appointments too. By taking the time to support these type of patients, you will increase your dental business profits by bringing in new revenue with regular repeat business instead of canceled appointments and unproductive lost time. Such good news really does travel fast!
Treating Dental Anxiety & Stress in the Dental Team
For many, suffering from anxiety may be quite challenging and it’s not so easy to simply stop someone feeling so anxious. It does take time, focus and dedication to address it. Whilst most patients may only consider a doctor or a therapist as a couple of ways to support themselves through it, a well-qualified, calm and grounded dentist can assist too. The more one is able to manage one’s own stress, the more likely patients will trust your ability to support them in dealing with theirs. We can only support others in achieving a deeply relaxed state, if we are already able to access and maintain that state ourselves and so guide others to centre, ground and shift into that state too. Obviously there will be stressful times during our day and the use of sound frequency can be a quick, easily accessible and effective way of dealing with it in the moment, to rebalance, optimise and achieve a fully relaxed state anytime we need.
In addition, you’ll save money on nitrous oxide or oral sedation by using cutting-edge holistic sonic science technologies that require only a one-off investment with instruments that will last a lifetime!
Let new patients know you offer a unique form of care that no other dentists are offering (your unique selling point) and make yourself stand out from the crowd!
Certainly when you have trained in the SONIC SMILE Stress Relief Relaxation Method, you will be able to offer a direct way of benefiting not only patients with anxiety before treatment, but you’ll also be able to use it for yourself and your team. By offering this quick and easy sonic relaxation method, this could potentially increase your dental practice income between 20-35%!
This Holistic Science is offered as an online training for dental professionals to learn the SONIC SMILE Stress Relief Relaxation Method, which focuses on improving the overall Dental Patient and Practice Experience for patients and dentists & their team using the scientifically-researched and medical applied benefits of sound frequency. This pioneering new method is opening new doors and paving the way for a brand new future for dentistry and improved patient care.
As our SONIC SMILE Stress Relief testimonials show, whether you are a dentist, hygienist, orthodontist or periodontal practitioner, if those patients knew that you offered such a service, they would surely be very inspired to seek out your clinic above all others that cannot offer such an innovative, holistic & scientific approach.