Assessment of a dental anxiety scale

J Am Dent Assoc. 1978 Nov;97(5):816-9. doi: 10.14219/jada.archive.1978.0394.


A number of different sets of data concerning the Corah Dental Anxiety Scale were evaluated. The data indicate that the scale is a reliable, valid, and useful measure of dental anxiety. It can be successfully used in the dental office or in research projects.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Anxiety / diagnosis*
  • Anxiety / etiology
  • Attitude
  • Dental Care / psychology*
  • Dental Clinics
  • Desensitization, Psychologic
  • Emergency Service, Hospital
  • Evaluation Studies as Topic
  • Fear
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Outpatient Clinics, Hospital
  • Personality Inventory*
  • Private Practice
  • Sex Factors
  • Stress, Physiological / etiology
  • Students
  • Time Factors