Online coaching to overcome dental anxiety.
My name is Dr. Daniel Finkelman, and I've assisted hundreds of patients in getting over their dental phobia and receiving dental treatment and care. Schedule a call with me if dental fear prevents you from visiting the dentist, and together we can treat your dental fear.
I was born and raised in Israel. After receiving a Dental Medical Doctor degree (2006) and a B.Sc. Psychology degree (2007) from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, I relocated to the Netherlands and established my dental practice in The Hague.
I'm married and the father of two sons. I enjoy listening to music and playing the piano and guitar.
How can I assist?
I make YouTube videos, among other things, to demonstrate my dedication to my clients' well-being and to help them feel at ease when speaking with me. Speaking openly about your anxieties brings about immediate emotional relief.
Our thoughts create a variety of worst-case scenarios since we are unsure of what is happening. Online research makes it worse. I lessen my clients' uncertainty by providing answers to their queries and trustworthy information.
I offer information on useful remedies for dental operations, post-operative healing, treatment alternatives, and more. My clients will be able to interact with their dental care professionals more successfully in this way.
INTRODUCTION: ABOUT ME, ABOUT THIS PROJECT.
Dr. Daniel Finkelman qualified as a dentist in Israel in 2006, and also has a degree in psychology. Studying psychology enabled him to develop a unique perspective and an in-depth understanding of dental anxiety.
2018-10-02 · 2 min 52 s
HOW TO PREVENT PAINFUL DRILLING.
This video is made for dental patients and is about how to make sure that the drilling of a dental procedure such as a filling or a root canal treatment will be pain-free.
2020-09-13 · 4 min 3 s
SELF BLAMING, SHAME AND GUILT IN LIGHT OF DENTAL PROBLEMS.
Some people don’t go to the dentist not because of dental anxiety, meaning they don’t feel threatened by the dental procedure, but they avoid the dentist because of other emotions such as self blaming, shame and guilt. I hope this video will cheer some viewers up and make them feel better about themselves, not think so much about mistakes from the past and feel more optimistic about the future.
2020-07-25 · 3 min 59 s
HOW TO FIND THE RIGHT DENTIST
Finding the right dentist who is good with fearful patients is crucial for overcoming dental fear. This video mentions how you can use your resources such as social media and reviews for this search and how to communicate with the clinic via email and in person.
2018-11-12 · 3 min 51 s
STATING YOUR NEEDS
Fearful patients want to stay in the dental chair for as short as possible. In addition, they don’t share with their dentist about their fears and needs but rather endure the difficult situation. This video is advocating for the exact opposite: investing time in telling the dentist what you need and hearing their reaction.
2018-11-12 · 3 min 25 s
Fear of embarrassment during a dental appointment means being afraid of what the dentist might think or say, or fear of showing signs of being embarrassed.
2018-12-01 · 3 min 57 s
PAIN DURING TREATMENT
Fear of pain is very common and it is the dentist's responsibility to prevent pain during treatment. The patient can recognize whether a dentist is capable doing so. This video explains how.
2019-01-07 · 4 min 30 s
THE UNCERTAINTY FACTOR
Uncertainty in regards of dental health is shared by everyone and still some people suffer more than others. This video offers practical ways to lessen uncertainty and ways to cope with it.
2019-02-11 · 3 min 50 s
THE IMPORTANCE OF BREATHING
How can the patient and the dentist find together the best way to allow continuous breathing though out the dental treatment?
2019-02-11 · 2 min 29 s
If you want honest, direct advice, talk to me.
A 30-minute talk can be had online. To be able to transmit images like X-rays, it would be preferable to communicate via video call. Since I respect your privacy, neither I nor anyone else will record or listen to our chats.
If you prefer to have your medical insurance cover the expense, please speak with your insurance company.
Daniel is excellent . Highly recommended.
16 December 2018
Dr Finkelman comes top of my list of dentists who works with patients who have fear of dentistry. On our initial meeting he is clear...
13 January 2019
Daniel helped me overcome my dental fear!! Truly grateful😁
18 December 2018
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