Leading Dentists

Pain, Perception and Behaviour

Course Info

  • CPD Points:
    Dental Board of Australia ( 2.00 points)
    ADA CERP ( 1.75 points)
  • Speaker: Dr Merrilyn Hooley
  • Location: Study Clubs
  • Date: May 29th at 7:00 PM*
    * This date / time will vary depending on your local Study Club.

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This session will explore ‘pain’, how it is perceived and what the literature suggests about individual differences in ways people respond to pain. Research about pain and the factors that influence pain are discussed and suggestions offered to help operators anticipate and deal with patients’ responses to discomfort.


1. Factors that influence individual differences in pain perception and response.

2. Factors that influence an individual‘s pain perception and response.

3. Strategies to manage patients’ pain responses

Dr Merrilyn Hooley

Dr Merrilyn Hooley


Deakin University

Dr Merrilyn Hooley is developmental psychologist in the School of Psychology at Deakin University and formerly

a dental therapist in the public dental system in Victoria. While working as a dental therapist, Merrilyn became

interested in patients’ ...

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