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Daniel McNeil - University of Florida. Gainesville, FL, US

Daniel McNeil

Professor/Chair | University of Florida

Gainesville, FL, UNITED STATES

Daniel McNeil is a clinical psychologist and a clinical researcher with interdisciplinary interests in health psychology.


Daniel McNeil is a clinical psychologist and a clinical researcher with interdisciplinary interests in health psychology, including behavioral dentistry. He is a member of the American Dental Education Association, the American Psychological Association, the International Association for Dental Research, and a fellow of the American Association of Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research.

Areas of Expertise (4)

Public Health

Behavioral Dentistry

Clincal Psychologist

Anxiety and Pain

Articles (3)

Consensus Statement on Future Directions for the Behavioral and Social Sciences in Oral Health

Journal of Dental Research

Daniel McNeil, et. al


The behavioral and social sciences are central to understanding and addressing oral and craniofacial health, diseases, and conditions. With both basic and applied approaches, behavioral and social sciences are relevant to every discipline in dentistry and all dental, oral, and craniofacial sciences, as well as oral health promotion programs and health care delivery.

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Transmission of Dental Fear from Parent to Adolescent in an Appalachian Sample in the USA

International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry

Daniel McNeil, et. al


Dental fear/anxiety are associated with numerous negative outcomes. State dental fear is known to be transmitted from parents to their children in the dental setting, but it is not known how trait fear/anxiety might be shared between parents and offspring long-term, and especially for adolescents.

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Fear of Pain Questionnaire‐9: Brief assessment of pain‐related fear and anxiety

European Journal of Pain

Daniel McNeil, et. al


Fear and anxiety are important considerations in both acute and chronic pain. Effectively and efficiently measuring fear and anxiety associated with pain in healthcare settings is critical for identifying vulnerable patients. The length and administration time of current measures of pain‐related fear and anxiety inhibit their routine use, as screening tools and otherwise, suggesting the need for a shorter, more efficient instrument.

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