- Conforms to disinfectant protocols for multi-patient use environments.
86% of patients reported reduced anxiety using a DentaCalm™ weighted blanket.
"Weighted Blankets Effectiveness on Reducing Dental Anxiety", April, 2020
West Virginia University School of Dentistry Department of Dental Hygiene, IRB 2002898190
- Relieve anxiety and stress. Give a feeling of safety and security to patients
- Promote a calming environment for your patients
- The weight has a soothing effect, which makes patients easier to treat.
Wipe cleanConforms to disinfectant protocols for multi-patient use environments.
Relieve AnxietyRelieve anxiety and stress. Give a feeling of safety and security to patients
CalmingPromote a calming environment for your patients
ChildrenThe weight has a soothing effect, which makes patients easier to treat.
Happy Patients Drive Success
DentaCalm™ weighted blankets are a cost-effective way for dental practices to help their patients feel more at ease and positive about their trip to the dentist.
Weighted blankets apply deep touch pressure. This is a proven technique to help alleviate anxiety and fear associated with dental treatments.
Dental anxiety is very common. Helping your patients feel less anxious and fearful of going for dental treatments can have a direct positive impact on your revenue.
DentaCalm™ weighted blankets are specially designed for Adult and Child patients to help reduce feelings of anxiety and stress during a visit to the dentist office.
Our weighted blankets are made from wipe-clean material and conform to Dental Surface Disinfection Protocols.
Research & Validation
Most patient's dental anxiety will be reduced with the use of a weighted blanket.
Dental anxiety is a deterrence from seeking dental care. Most methods of anxiety reduction involve medication.
86% of the experimental group reported that the weighted blanket reduced their anxiety during the procedure.
"Weighted Blankets Effectiveness on Reducing Dental Anxiety"
West Virginia University School of Dentistry Department of Dental Hygiene (2020)
Eases Kids' Fears During Dental Visits
For many children, a trip to the dentist is a stressful experience. the sensory environment (i.e. the sounds, smells, and lights) associated with the clinical setting can cause a child's anxiety levels to rise. This is especially true in children with developmental disabilities. Children were significantly more relaxed during dental care when using a sensory adapted environment using Deep Touch Pressure.
"Influence of Adapted Environment on the Anxiety of Medically Treated Children with Developmental Disability"
The Journal of Pediatrics (2009)
Deep pressure input alleviates stress during invasive dental procedures.
Wisdom tooth surgery is an invasive dental procedure with high stress levels, and an alleviation strategy is rarely applied during extraction. Research concludes that deep pressure input of a weighted blanket is effective in reducing feelings of stress and anxiety in dental patients.
"Effect of deep pressure input on parasympathetic system in patients with wisdom tooth surgery"
Journal of the Formosan Medical Association (2016)
Alleviating anxiety by using a weighted blanket
The application of Deep Touch Pressure (DTP) has demonstrated a calming effect on the alleviation of anxiety in the dental environment.
"Physiological Effects of Deep Touch Pressure on Anxiety Alleviation: The Weighted Blanket Approach"
Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering (2012)