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New Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Resource Shows Promise in Reducing Children's Dental Anxiety

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Alexandria, Va., USA – The International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) have published an article titled “Development and Testing of a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Resource for Children's Dental Anxiety” in the OnlineFirst portion of JDR Clinical & Translational Research. In this study, Jenny Porritt, Department of Psychology, Sociology, and Politics, Sheffield Hallam University, UK, et al describe the development of a guided self-help cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) resource for the management of children's dental anxiety and provide preliminary evidence for the feasibility and acceptability of this approach with children aged between nine and 16 years.

Lois K. Cohen - November 2016

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Lois K. Cohen, Ph.D. serves as a consultant & Paul G. Rogers Ambassador for Global Health Research since her retirement from U.S. government service in 2006 after 42 years of service. She earned a B.A. at the University of Pennsylvania, and an M.S. and Ph.D. and Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. Additionally, she studied at the Institute for Youth Leaders from Abroad, Jerusalem, Israel, and has a teacher’s diploma from Gratz College, Philadelphia, Pa.  

She is a sociologist whose research and health science administration career included service as the director of extramural research, associate director for international health and director of the WHO Collaborating Center for Dental, Oral & Craniofacial Research and Training, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health (NIH). 

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