Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy (VRET) – ADOHTA 2021

Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy (VRET)

Dr Kumar Raghav

Dental anxiety and phobia are leading causes of avoidance of dental treatment and can make behaviour management challenging for dental professionals. VRET is an established treatment for several forms of phobias such as fear of flying, fear of heights and spider phobia etc. When used in dental office, VRET has the potential to make life easier for patients with dental phobia as well as dental professionals. Kumar will talk about his VRET research, how it can be used in the dental office and what future holds for VRET research, especially in an Australian context.