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Modified Dental Anxiety Scale

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  • 1. Modified Dental Anxiety Scale CAN YOU TELL US HOW ANXIOUS YOU GET, IF AT ALL, WITH YOUR DENTAL VISIT? PLEASE INDICATE BY INSERTING ‘X’ IN THE APPROPRIATE BOX1. If you went to your Dentist for TREATMENT TOMORROW, how would you feel? Not Slightly Fairly Very Extremely Anxious  Anxious  Anxious  Anxious  Anxious 1. If you were sitting in the WAITING ROOM (waiting for treatment), how would you feel? Not Slightly Fairly Very Extremely Anxious  Anxious  Anxious  Anxious  Anxious 1. If you were about to have a TOOTH DRILLED, how would you feel? Not Slightly Fairly Very Extremely Anxious  Anxious  Anxious  Anxious  Anxious 1. If you were about to have your TEETH SCALED AND POLISHED, how would you feel? Not Slightly Fairly Very Extremely Anxious  Anxious  Anxious  Anxious  Anxious 1. If you were about to have a LOCAL ANAESTHETIC INJECTION in your gum, above an upper back tooth, how would you feel? Not Slightly Fairly Very Extremely Anxious  Anxious  Anxious  Anxious  Anxious _________________________________________________________________Instructions for scoring (remove this section below before copying for use with patients)The Modified Dental Anxiety Scale. Each item scored as follows:Not anxious = 1Slightly anxious = 2Fairly anxious = 3Very anxious = 4Extremely anxious = 5Total score is a sum of all five items, range 5 to 25: Cut off is 19 or above which indicates a highlydentally anxious patient, possibly dentally phobic