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Modern Research in Dentistry

Review of Clinical Hypnosis in Dentistry

  • Open or Close Asma Muzaffar*

    Adjunct Assistant Professor, New York University, USA

    *Corresponding author: Asma Muzaffar, Adjunct Assistant Professor, New York University, 30 Waterside Plaza, Apt 22H, NY, NY, 10010, USA, Tel: 310 592 2244; Email:

Submission: December 18, 2017; Published: February 05, 2018

Volume1 Issue4


Hypnosis is defined as a state of altered consciousness, which is confirmed by Neuro physiological changes and can be distinguished from meditative states and states of relaxation. The hypnotic state of consciousness is marked by an increase in alertness of inner awareness and decrease in ratings of external awareness [1]. A case study found change in the oscillations of brain during hypnosis [2]. During Hypnosis a re-organization in the composition of brain oscillations especially in Prefrontal Cortex and Right occipital EEG channels is observed. History has recorded hypnosis to be in use from the Shaman temples in India to Egyptian Temples, to Greek Temples.

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