International Society of Dental Anxiety Management (ISDAM)

Welcome to the International Society of Dental Anxiety Management (ISDAM) website.

Membership of ISDAM is now available to healthcare professionals who have a registered qualification and a regulatory body.

There are numerous dental anxiety management techniques and membership of the society will help bring together all psychological, pharmacological, clinical, technological etc techniques utilised by healthcare professionals in helping people overcome their fears and phobias.

Members receive the bi-annual ISDAM Magazine (see the first edition by clicking the link at the foot of this page), have access to a members only professional discussion and support forum, and have reduced rates for ISDAM events and courses. Members will soon also have access online to presentations.

To become a member, please follow this link:

Annual Membership

Dentists/doctors/psychologists: £99
Allied Dental/Healthcare professionals: £79
Senior (retired from clinical practice): £79
Student: £19

If you need to convert to another currency you can use the link below.

For more information please email Mike Gow at and join the Facebook group.

Best Wishes

Mike Gow BDS (Gla) MFDS RCPS (Gla) MSc Hyp (Lon) PGCert (Edin)

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