Relaxation Dentistry



Relaxation dentistry is in fact hypnosis. Too often, ideas about hypnosis are founded on myths and misconceptions.

Dr. Grayson is a Diplomate of the American Board of Hypnosis in Dentistry, one of the only 17 people world-wide who have achieved that level of training and competence.

Clinical hypnosis is not mind control. It has nothing to do with the bizarre concepts shown in movies, nor is it anything like entertainment or “stage hypnosis." 



On Thursday,April 15,2010 we were featured on the New Jersey Network (NJN) News broadcast. A news team came to our office and videoed us doing dentistry on a patient we had hypnotized! It appeared on NJN at 6:00PM, 7:30PM and 11:00 PM, and on WNET Channel 13 in New York metro area at 6:00PM.






Hypnosis is a state of inner absorption, concentration and focused attention. It is like using a magnifying glass to focus the rays of the sun and make them more powerful. Similarly, when our minds are concentrated and focused, we are able to use our minds more powerfully. Because hypnosis allows people to use more of their potential, learning self-hypnosis is the ultimate act of self-control.

Clinical hypnosis is a therapeutic tool that you can use to enhance your own health and well-being. Working together, you can use hypnosis to make routine cleanings more comfortable, ease your anxiety, and help reduce pain and discomfort during and after procedures like fillings, root canals, and extractions.



Dental Applications

The training we received in clinical hypnosis allows us to teach patients to use this tool for many beneficial purposes:

• Relaxation

• Anxiety controlrelaxeddentalpt

• Control of Bruxism (grinding of teeth)

• Gag reflex reduction

• Pain control

• Anesthesia

• Reduction of bleeding and swelling

• Improvement of oral hygiene habits (for example, thumb sucking, nail biting, etc.)

• More rapid, comfortable healing

• Adjustment to oral appliances


We only use hypnosis  for licensed, therapeutic dental purposes and are a member of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis.

Members of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis have received specialized training in therapeutic applications of hypnosis. Training offered by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis is accredited by the Academy of General Dentistry.

As a member of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, we are bound by a Code of Conduct regarding our use of hypnosis, and by the American Dental Association’s Code of Ethics.