Despite of the modern dentistry in our days the dental fear is a relevant problem. The dental treatment may be a stressful situation caused by a variety of potentially unpleasant stimuli, and the dental fear has negative influence on the dentition. The measurements of dental fear are essential for the diagnosis of dental fear, and for the effective management of the patients. Thus screening, measuring and eliminating of the dental fear allows dental care to be rendered more efficiently and can improve the general quality of life. The aim of the authors is to summarize the main measuring and reducing methods of the dental fear.
Keywords: dental fear, cortisol, sweating, questionnaire