UNiversity of Oviedo, spain, reccomends use of hand signals for communication during dental procedure
The University of Oviedo, Spain, conducted a study on "Fear of dental treatment and anxiety "about dental procedure, and explored the value of using a hand single means of communication during the treatment procedure, a crucial point of communication, is not much studied. Dentisign addresses the root cause identified by the statistical research - patients please use DentiSign at your next dental visit, or dentists, encourage your patients to use DentiSign and see the difference.
Aim: The aim of this study was to assess the perception of patients and practices of dentists regarding the usage of hand signals during dental procedure.
Conclusion: Majority of the practitioners and patients prefer the usage of hand signals over other means of communication to reduce fear and anxiety and improve rapport.
Read the full report - https://doaj.org/article/99a2ab9fd8a544a785ea3668c2fae6a1
Good article on Dental Fear Central on using 'stop signals' to communicate with your dentist, and why a 'stop signal' is not enough.
Stop Signals. A stop signal is a signal that you have agreed with your dentist which means “stop – I need a break/I’m uncomfortable/I’m feeling pain”. Some examples of stop signals are:
Read more - from http://www.dentalfearcentral.org/fears/loss-of-control/#stop
Dental Daily News - http://www.zenopa.com/news/18587464/Sign_language_suggested_for_dental_patients
A universal system of sign language should be developed to allow dentistry patients to communicate with the person working on their mouth, it has been suggested.
US Harvard Medical School has suggested that the use of hand signals could calm patients who find visiting the dentist alarming and unpleasant, Dentistry.co.uk reports.
Such a system has already been developed by the firm DentiSign.
The founder of the company Raymond Cadden told the publication useful signals included a person gesturing their desire to scratch their nose or rinse their mouth.
Of those people who are frightened of visiting the dentist, Mr Cadden commented: "It was really their inability to communicate their needs that was the core of their dental issues."
Bupa notes that extremely nervous patients may choose to undergo sedation when attending the dentist.
It lists the two main types used as inhalation sedation - or "gas and air" and intravenous sedation.
dentisign described as a Pioneering Strategy for Relieving Dental Anxiety in Hearing Impaired Children: a Randomized Controlled Clinical Study (journal of Dentistry, Shiraz University of MedicaL Science, Iran)
Statement of the Problem:Hearing impaired children have a problem in understanding and comprehending with dental treatments. Visual language is the sensible answer of how to improve communication with them.
Purpose:To evaluate the applicability of dental sign language in Hearing impaired children in relieving anxiety during stressful dental treatment by improving their means of communication.
Conclusion:DentiSign dental sign language was effective in reducing the level of anxiety in children who are hard of hearing. Dental sign language was able to improve behavior positively during dental treatment and may also aid in developing a positive dental attitude among children who are hard of hearing.
Full report here - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5463769/
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Baker Street Dental, UK, recommend DentiSign.
Are you scared of your dentist? Wondering what on earth he is doing in your mouth? Is that funny vibration supposed to be there? What is that weird clove oil stink? Is this going to hurt? All these thoughts and more run through your mind while the dentist has his fingers and almost half of his hand inside your mouth. And as you very well know it’s really difficult to catch the doctor’s attention when he’s so focused on your tooth and its wellbeing!Well now no need to worry. You can communicate with your doctor during the treatment procedure without worrying about biting off half of his fingers or getting a hole drilled in the wrong tooth by mistake! A new system of hand signals has been started for dental anxiety patients who can communicate a stop or a timeout to their dentist mid-procedure - DentiSign.
2017 Indian Association Public health dentistry report on dental anxiety reccmends dentisign dental sign language during procedures
Introduction: Fear of dental treatment and anxiety about dental procedures are highly prevalent and have an impact on the quality of dental treatment. Use of a means of communication during the treatment procedure, which is the crucial point of communication, is not much studied. Aim: The aim of this study was to assess the perception of patients and practices of dentists regarding the usage of hand signals during dental procedure.
Although any dental practitioner can use any hand signal of his/her convenience, following a universal set of hand signals can be helpful around the world. The DentiSign method is designed to restore control to the patient during dental procedures, by creating a channel of communication with the dentist. DentiSign hand signals can be learned in <15 seconds and are suitable for all practices. The method can also have a positive impact on workflow and on practice referrals.
Majority of the patients and practitioners preferred the usage of hand signals over interrupted talking for reducing their fear and anxiety during a treatment procedure. They also jointly agree to the point that these hand signals can improve dentist–patient rapport.
Efficient dentist–patient relationship is required for successful treatment experience in a dental setting. Hand signals can provide a unique way to understand patient's discomfort and respond immediately to their discomfort. This can help patients to gain confidence on their dentists and they would approach the same dentist for further treatment requirements.
Report URL - Vignesh R, Sukanya T, Priyadharshni I. Use of hand signals for communication during dental procedure. J Indian Assoc Public Health Dent [serial online] 2016 [cited 2017 Jul 5];14:308-12.
Available from: http://www.jiaphd.org/text.asp?2016/14/3/308/187173
MARTES, 4 DE MARZO DE 2014DentiSign - Lenguaje de manos para tu Odontólogo
DentiSign, fue creado y publicado por Raymond Cadden como una idea gratuita para el acceso de todos los profesionales de la Odontología, su idea se presenta de manera muy humilde y sencilla a través de un sitio web que va directo al grano, http://www.dentisign.com/ en el sitio web explican como los Odontólogos a través de los años han enfrentado 2 problemas fundamentales;
El paciente aprende todo el lenguaje de señas en al menos 15 segundos, sin duda es un recurso muy interesante y al alcance de todos que no estaría demás emplearlo en la consulta y observar los avances, sin embargo nunca esta demás continuar con las viejas técnicas como cantar, prender el Tv o contar chistes.
Saludos a todos !
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Georgia dentist Dr Camp uses Dentisign in his thriv
At Lakeshore Dental, Loughrea,Galway we use the following sign language. So you dont have to worry about communicating with the dentist while a procedure is going on, tweet us at@lakeshoredenta1