Dental Fear Central
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Offers information and tips for dental patients and professionals to help to reduce fear and anxiety about dental care
* Forums for people to interact and support each other, and ask questions of friendly dentists
* Explanations of some of the most common dental phobias and fears and provides tips for dealing with each of them
* Different approaches to resolving these fears and step-by-step guides to overcoming fears
* Technology and gadgets to ease fear
* Tips for dentists
* Dentist Recommendations Forum: resources to find a phobia-friendly dentist in different geographic regions
* General oral health
Based in the United Kingdom, but everyone is welcome and forum moderators are from all over the world
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LH-2700.6350Oral Health Education/Information Definition
Programs that provide information about dental health and hygiene (including the importance of brushing and flossing, using dental sealants, the benefits of fluoridation, avoiding sugary foods and getting regular checkups) which encourages the public to make choices that help them avoid cavities, gum disease or other oral health problems and improve their overall well being. These programs may also provide general information about oral health problems (such as oral cancer, teeth grinding, periodontal disease and bad breath) and associated treatment options; education and outreach regarding the importance of oral health care for women who are pregnant including information about the relationship between gum disease and preterm and low birth weight babies; and fact sheets or other materials which address oral health issues such as community water fluoridation as a preventive measure, use of bottled water, oral health nutrition, cosmetic dentistry/tooth whitening, oral piercing, dental anesthesia, dental benefits/insurance, choosing a dentist, and oral health for specific populations (such as children, adolescents, pregnant women, older adults or people with diabetes).
RR-5150.1500Condition Specific Mental Health Information/Education Definition
Programs that provide information through a variety of channels that improves the public's understanding of a particular mental disorder or issue such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder; the risk factors and signs associated with the disorder; screening/diagnostic procedures; treatment and/or management options; the results of the latest research regarding the issue or condition; and general information about strategies that family members and friends can employ to support a loved one with the condition and cope with the impact of the situation on their own lives.
TJ-3000.8000Specialized Information and Referral Definition
Programs that maintain information about community resources that are appropriate for a specific target group or human services sector (for example, youth programs or addiction services) and which link individuals who are in need of specialized services with appropriate resources and/or which provide information about community agencies and organizations that offer specialized services.
YB-9000Young Adults Definition
Individuals who are generally between the ages of 18 and 25 depending on the ages that specific programs use for qualification.