Dr Mike Gow BDS (Gla) MFDS RCPS (Gla) MSc Hyp (Lon) PGCert (Lon)
General Dental Practitioner and a Clinical Director of Dental Anxiety Management, The Berkeley Clinic, Glasgow, Scotland
Dr Gow graduated from Glasgow University’s Dental School in 1999 having carried out his ‘student elective’ study on dental hypnosis. He undertook formal hypnosis training with The British Society of Medical and Dental Hypnosis in 2000 and by 2005 had graduated with a Masters in Hypnosis Applied to Dentistry from University College London having been awarded a ‘distinction’ for the Diploma.
He is a Past President (2008-10, 2014-16) of The British Society of Medical and Dental Hypnosis (Scotland). Dr Gow regularly teaches hypnosis workshops and training events.
He has published many articles, case studies and book chapters on dental hypnosis, including a recent chapter on ‘Hypnosis for Dental Procedures’ in Jensen M (2019) ‘Acute and procedural pain management.’.
Dr Gow has appeared on several TV documentaries, including documentaries on More4, BBC3, BBC2 and BBC’s Horizon, demonstrating hypnosis as the sole method of controlling pain during dental procedures, including a restoration (filling), surgical sinus lift, implant placements, and the removal of a wisdom tooth.