House’s psychological classifications

By Dr.Swathi Pai on Saturday 17 January 2009 with 0 comments



Philosophical: patient willingly accepts the dentist’s judgement without question. They pay attention and follow instructions. They have the best prognosis (80-85%).

Exacting: patient is methodical, precise and demanding. They ask a lot of detailed questions and like each step explained in detail. They have an excellent prognosis if intelligent and understanding.

Indifferent: patient has a low motivation and desire for dental care. They show little appreciation for the dentist’s efforts and will give up easily if problems are encountered.

Hysterical: patients who are emotionally unstable and unfit to wear dentures. They blame the world for their present condition. They’re never satisfied and always complaining.

Category: Physiology Notes

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