Dental issues: Trauma informed dental care
This series of videos is for dentists. Dr Sharonne Zaks discusses different elements of working with survivors of sexual assault.
Part 1 examines the scope of the issue of sexual assault and why survivors avoid the dentist. It defines trauma and how it changes the brain, and how patients with a history of sexual assault or trauma can present to dentists.
Part 2 discusses the trauma informed skill set, how it fits with current anxiety management techniques and how to best respond to a disclosure of sexual assault.
Part 3 provides practical tips and strategies for before, during and after appointments and how to avoid vicarious trauma and burn-out.