Hypnosis in Dentistry Study Club

with J. Henry Clarke, DMD

Hypnosis in Dentistry Participation Study Club for Dentists

For the last 50 years, the American Medical Association and the American Dental Association have officially sanctioned clinical hypnosis as a fundamental part of medicine and dentistry.  However, this valuable tool is still largely underutilized and misunderstood.  This series, combined with lecture and clinical practice, will make clear what hypnosis is and is not, as well as covering various uses in dentistry, success rates, opportunities for further study and integrating hypnosis into a dental practice. Each session will allow time for lecture, clinical demonstration and supervised clinical practice.

We will expand on the topics covered in the original half-day seminar by adding instruction, demonstration and practice in the following areas:
• Patient selection and preparation
• Principles and techniques of induction and re-alerting
• Informal techniques
• Management of Dental Fear, Bruxism/clenching, Hyperactive Gag Reflex, Procedural and Post-operative pain, and possibly, other appropriate topics requested by the group.

Speaker:  J. Henry Clarke, DMD, MS is a Professor Emeritus of Behavioral Sciences in the Department of community Dentistry at Oregon Health & Science University.  He is currently the president of the American Board of Hypnosis in dentistry and an approved consultation of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis.  He has authored numerous articles on hypnosis and was the 1992 recipient of the Milton H. Erickson Award for Excellence in Scientific Writing on Hypnosis.  He has used hypnosis in private practice and taught hypnosis throughout the United States and Canada for the past 35 years.  In additional to his teaching, he provides hypnotherapy at the Kaiser-Permanente Temporomandibular Disorders Clinic one day a week in Portland, OR.   

When    :  Saturdays - 11/14/09, 12/12/09, 1/9/10, & 2/6/10
Course    :  #SCCDEEL109
Time    :  9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Tuition    : $600 per dentist
Hours    :  3 hours each session - 12  hours of participation credit
Location:  OHSU School of Dentistry

NOTE:  For those dentists interested in joining the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis there will be one additional meeting.