The Psychology of the Dentist-Patient Relationship

  • Stephen Bochner

Part of the Contributions to Psychology and Medicine book series (CONTRIBUTIONS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. The Interpersonal Dynamics of Dentistry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Stephen Bochner
      Pages 9-39
    3. Stephen Bochner
      Pages 40-54
  3. Theoretic Models and Their Practical Implications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Stephen Bochner
      Pages 57-73
    3. Stephen Bochner
      Pages 74-90
    4. Stephen Bochner
      Pages 91-136
    5. Stephen Bochner
      Pages 137-148
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 162-187

About this book


The Psychology of the Dentist-Patient Relationship acquaints dentists with the underlying interpersonal dynamics of their professional work. The author has reviewed the dental and psychological literature about the behavior of dentists and their patients, and used this evidence to evaluate critically the various theoretical models of the dentist-patient relationship. A major aim of this book is to show how the application of soundly based psychological theory and practice can improve patient management, reduce the stress of practicing dentistry, and contribute to the design of effective community dental health campaigns.


dentistry education pain psychoanalysis psychology social psychology

Authors and affiliations

  • Stephen Bochner
    • 1
  1. 1.School of PsychologyUniversity of New South WalesKensingtonAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-8767-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-8765-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-195X
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