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How We Treat Fear

The Dental Phobia Treatment Center of New York uses systematic desensitization, a controlled form of exposure therapy that gradually breaks down the pervasive fears associated with dental procedures. We have determined that gradual exposure to the dental process in a welcoming, relaxing environment is the best way to defuse your fears and anxieties.

Dr. Krochak has specialized in the treatment of dental phobia for more than 30 years and has extensively lectured, published and been interviewed by the media on the subject. He founded The Dental Phobia Treatment Center of New York because he recognized that addressing the patient as a whole person is key when dealing with dental phobia.

Our Treatment for Conquering Fear

Explanation and clarification of any and all procedures

If you have a question about a particular procedure, we will answer it. In fact, we encourage you to ask questions and empower yourself with knowledge to alleviate fear of the unknown

A calm, comfortable, friendly environment

We do everything to ensure that you are greeted by a smiling, friendly staff in a quiet, orderly environment. With aromatherapy and an array of amenities from iPod and virtual reality eyewear to warm neck pillows, we make sure you are at ease.

Assurance of minimal or no pain

You won't have to worry about feeling pain or discomfort. We make sure that you are properly anesthetized for the procedure we are performing, and we use a technologically advanced painless injection device that eliminates the need for a syringe.

Relaxation techniques

A relaxed body promotes a clear and relaxed mind. A dental environment, in and of itself, can often induce phobias. Our office environment is designed to calm you, but we also have specific well-established techniques to help you relax during your visit:

Deep Breathing 

Nothing eases and relaxes your body like a good deep breath. We teach you diaphragmatic breathing that allows you to deepen and expand your breathing.

Distraction 

Virtual reality eyewear immerses you in a pleasant visual and auditory environment, making you forget that you are in a dental chair.

Once you experience this treatment, we are confident that you will feel completely comfortable about coming through our doors. We have a 95% success rate treating patients with a fear of dentistry, as measured by patients returning for scheduled maintenance visits.