Treat your dental fear

by Dr. Daniel Finkelman

Online coaching to overcome dental anxiety.

My name is Dr. Daniel Finkelman, I have helped hundreds of people to overcome their dental anxiety and get dental treatment. If you don’t go to the dentist because of dental anxiety, schedule a call with me and together we will treat your dental fear.

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About me

Born and raised is Israel. After graduating with a Dental Medical Doctor degree (2006) and a B.Sc. Psychology (2007) from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, I moved to The Netherlands and built my dental practice in the beautiful city of The Hague.
I am married and I am a father of two boys. I enjoy playing music on the piano and the guitar.

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How can I help

Nonjudgmental listening

One of the reasons I make YouTube videos is to express my commitment to my clients' well-being and allow them to feel comfortable when talking to me. Being able to speak freely about your fears provides an immediate emotional relieve.

Decreasing uncertainty

Not knowing what is happening is causing our mind to come up with all kind of worst-case scenarios. Online research makes it even worse. I decrease my clients’ uncertainty by answering questions and providing reliable information.

Practical solutions

I provide information about practical solutions regarding dental procedures, post-operative recovery, treatment options and more. This way my clients can communicate more effectively with their dental care providers.

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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.

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2018-10-02 · 2 min 52 s

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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.

Daniel Finkelman

2020-09-13 · 4 min 3 s

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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.

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2020-07-25 · 3 min 59 s

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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.

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2018-11-12 · 3 min 51 s

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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.

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2018-11-12 · 3 min 25 s

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EMBARRASSMENT

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.

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2018-12-01 · 3 min 57 s

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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.

Daniel Finkelman

2019-01-07 · 4 min 30 s

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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.

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2019-02-11 · 3 min 50 s

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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?

Daniel Finkelman

2019-02-11 · 2 min 29 s

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Talk to me for direct personal advise

An online conversation may last up to 30 minutes. It would be better to talk via a video call to allow you to share images such as X rays. I keep my your privacy hence the conversations will not be recorded by me and will not be heard by anyone else but me.

* Please consult with your insurance provider if you wish to reimburse the cost with your medical insurance.

Testimonials

Daniel is excellent . Highly recommended.

A. Kariv

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...

L. Fitzgerald

13 January 2019

Daniel helped me overcome my dental fear!! Truly grateful😁

L. Ottaway

18 December 2018

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If you avoid the dentist because of fear, or you do go to the dentist but it involves too much worrying, contact me for support and advice

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