Dentist hooks up with hypnotherapist to aid phobic patients

A dental practice has teamed up with a hypnotherapist to help anxious and nervous patients.

Riverview Dental in Totnes, Devon, has appointed hypnotherapist Chris Fleet to help offer solutions to people who are apprehensive about visiting the dentist.

Dentist Dr Andrew Pickering said: ‘Even though pain-free dentistry is at the core of our practice philosophy, I understand that some patients still experience anxiety about dental appointments.

‘We want to offer solutions to people including sedation and working with Chris to help them overcome their fears.’
Further information about the range of treatments available with Mr Fleet can be found at or collect an information pack from Riverview Dental.

Mr Fleet passed his Diploma in Advanced Structured Hypnotherapy with a pass mark of more than 96 per cent in 2002.

Training is an ongoing process and he regularly attends workshops as both a student and a helper.

He is a member of the General Hypnotherapy Register, keeping to a strict code of conduct set down by the governing body.

He is also a member of the International Stress Managers Association.

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