From the Back Cover
Behavioral Dentistry deals first with biobehavioral processes, including the psychobiology of inflammation and pain, oral health and quality of life, saliva health, and hypnosis in dentistry. The book goes on to examine anxiety, fear, and pain, and then techniques for designing and managing behavior change. It concludes with a section on professional practice, including serving special needs populations, interpersonal communication in dental education, and community health promotion.
About the Author
Albert G. Forgione, PhD, earned his doctorate in psychology at Boston University. He is a licensed psychologist in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He is Professor and Head of the Clinical Research Section at the Craniomandibular Pain Center at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston. His research interests include phobias, hypnosis, and behavior modification. He has been consultant for several Fortune 500 companies including the psychology of air travel for Boeing. He is a member of Behavioral Scientists in Dentistry of the International Association of Dental Research.
Donald B. Giddon, DMD, PhD, licensed psychologist and licensed dentist, is Professor of Developmental Biology at Harvard University, with hospital appointments at Brigham and Women's Hospital and New York University Medical Center. Dr. Giddon is founder and former president of the Behavioral Sciences and Health Services Research Group. Dr. Giddon currently also serves as Clinical Professor of Psychology at the University of Illinois College of Dentistry and Clinical Professor of Community Health at the Brown University Medical School and New York University where he has served as Professor and Dean of the School of Dentistry.