Every year more than 2.5 million older Americans may be victims of elder abuse, and in some cases dentists serve as the first line of defense.
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Relaxing in a comfortable chair, wrapped in an afghan and listening to Barry Manilow may not be how one envisions a dental visit. However, for fans of the pop star, this specialized care helps some patients soothe dental anxiety. Many dentists are turning to music, television, pillows, blankets, aromatherapy, calming office decor and even hand massages and virtual-reality glasses to help patients overcome dental anxiety.
Reviewed: January 2012
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