Dental Hypnosis

A five-day course on the use of hypnotherapeutic techniques to address issues that face both patients and practitioners regarding anxiety, phobic responses to treatment and fear concerning pain. Participants will be equipped to use a number of powerful techniques that can enhance the patient-practitioner relationship and dental experiences.  


Five days over four months.

32.5 hours verifiable CPD.

Each day will run approximately 9:30am - 5pm.

Course dates

17 September 2016

8 October 2016

5 November 2016

3 December 2016

10 December 2016

Aims and objectives

The course aims to teach participants the value of hypnotherapeutic techniques that relate to dental practices. Evidence-based techniques are drawn from the extensive history of hypnosis and coupled with modern/up-to-date applications.

The course leader's experienced team aims to share their extensive knowledge to encourage participants to use hypnosis with confidence and ease.

Anticipated outcomes

Participants should have greater confidence in using hypnotherapeutic techniques in their practice.

Quality controls

All teachers on the Institute's courses are experienced professionals. All participants are asked to submit written feedback via a questionnaire at the end of the course, which is used to monitor the course's quality of teaching and value for money.

Teaching and assessment

Specialised seminars will be given followed by practical exercises for students to gain confidence and experience using hypnotherapeutic techniques. Between course days, reading material will be suggested alongside a reflective log book to record personal development/learning. Multiple choice and group discussions will be encouraged to consolidate acquired knowledge.

Gavin Emerson of Brief Clinical Hypnosis is the Course Leader.


Day One

  • History
  • Conscious/unconscious
  • Mind body connection
  • Hypnotic states
  • Misconceptions
  • Trance inductions
  • Awakening

Day Two

  • Reducing anxiety
  • Autonomic nervous system
  • The role of parasympathetic nervous system
  • Specific hypnotherapeutic techniques
  • Formation of suggestions

Day Three

  • Dental phobias
  • Hypnotherapeutic method and techniques
  • Dissociation for specific anxiety
  • Reducing gag reflex
  • Confidence building

Day Four

  • Hypnosis and pain management
  • Ethical considerations
  • Multi-modal approaches
  • Priming the patient
  • Dental surgery

Day Five

  • Bruxism
  • Focused healing
  • Introduction to pseudo-orientation
  • Recovery techniques
  • Further questions


All participants


Entry requirements

Participants should be practising dental practitioners, hygienists, therapists or nurses.

How to book

Prospective participants should book online through UCL's Online Store. Before doing so, please ensure you have reviewed the above information. Full payment is required up front to reserve a place. Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Book now

To book please visit the online store.

What happens next

Once you have completed your purchase through the Online Store, you will receive an email confirming your booking. The Course Administrator will send you a further email confirming arrival time and location.


Miss Marjorie Kelly

Course Administrator

+44 (0)20 7905 1234