Dental anxiety and phobia are extremely common. It has been estimated that 9% to 15% of Americans avoid seeing the dentist because of anxiety and fear. That’s about 30 million to 40 million people. The Journal of the American Dental Association, JADA, February 2017 issue has a great article about coping skills for facing dental fears. If you or someone you know struggles with dental anxiety we encourage you to read their article.