The CALM trial: the clinical and cost-effectiveness of a guided self-help cognitive behavioural therapy intervention to reduce dental anxiety in children


The CALM trial is a research project in primary dental care investigating ways to reduce fear of the dentist in children aged 8-16 years.

The trial is comparing a guided self-help cognitive behavioural therapy resource with behaviour management. CALM is being carried out by researchers (from universities in Sheffield, Cardiff, Leeds, Newcastle, London & York) with help from children, parents, dental professionals and patient representatives. To date, over 30 dental practices across England and Wales are recruiting children with dental anxiety with a parent/carer.


Sub-theme: Oral Health

Currently Underway

Team Contact:

Professor in Dental Public Health

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