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Modified Dental Anxiety Scale

The Modified Dental Anxiety Scale (MDAS) consists of 5 questions each with a 5 category rating scale, ranging from ‘not anxious’ to ‘extremely anxious’. This answering scheme is a simplified rating system in comparison with Corah’s Dental Scale which was an early 4 question measure of dental anxiety. The MDAS has an extra item about the respondent’s anxiety to a local anaesthetic injection.

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