modified dental anxiety scale

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A self-reported psychometric anxiety questionnaire used to objectively evaluate the level of a patient's anxiety. It is a 5 item questionnaire with a maximum score of 25. A score of 19 or above indicates a highly dentally anxious patient and possibly a dental phobic. See also dental anxiety scale.

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Humphris G. M., Morrison T., Lindsay S. J. E. The Modified Dental Anxiety Scale: validation and United Kingdom norms. Community Den Health 1995;12:143–50.

Subjects: Dentistry.

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