This app provides information about dental phobia, some coping strategies, and several types of sedation that are used to deal with it. There is a screen of information on each of six topics and a short list of frequently asked questions. And that’s about it, besides a link to send an email to a dentist with you specific question. The last may be the best part of the app.
There are a few photos included of various pieces of equipment, which I’m not sure actually help if you’re dealing with a phobia. The photos are very generic and can’t be made full screen to get a closer look. They do serve the purpose of providing some idea of what to expect, although actual equipment used by your dentist is likely to be different.
Dental Phobia feels more like a promotional app than an informational one. And if that’s the case, it should be free. Even for the small sum of $0.99, there needs to be more to this app to make it worth the effort.
- Concise explanations of the topics covered
- Pictures help with expectations
- You can email an actual dentist
- Not a lot of information
- Written in a bit of “dental speak”
- Should be free