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Lecture 2: Research about human mind

In the video, we will describe what behavioral dentistry is.

What is behavioral dentistry?

In this learning step, we will start with the definitions of behavioral science. Later, we will focus on behavioral dentistry, which is a special field in psychology, cognitive psychology. The association between human behaviour and various mental functions is highlighted in this field.

Patients have different ways of reasoning, attitudes and motivation towards treatment.

What we learn from the textbooks and lectures are mainly knowledge regarding the biological and pathological mechanisms of oral diseases, which is the foundation of dental treatment. However when it comes to healthcare and health promotion, we need to further emphasize the individual difference between patients. – Dr. Dworkin
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Brain, Behaviour, and Dentistry

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