ASMR – Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response and Dentistry?

Something different on a Sunday.

Wikipedia tells me that “ASMR is a neologism for a perceptual phenomenon characterized as a distinct, pleasurable tingling sensation in the head, scalp, back, or peripheral regions of the body in response to visual, auditory, tactile, olfactory, or cognitive stimuli. The nature and classification of the ASMR phenomenon is controversial,[1] with much anecdotal evidence of the phenomenon but little or no scientific explanation or verified data.” Read more here.

What attracted my attention was this article in the Guardian “Videos that give YouTube Viewers Head Orgasms.” Pop on your headphones and have a listen.

Now think about how you might apply the technique for your patients. This apparently is the “Dentist Role Play Appointment – ASMR Most Requested Role Play”

2016 #10

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