UW School of Dentistry

Trilby

Trilby Coolidge , PhD

Academic Retiree, Oral Health Sciences

Phone: 206.616.2347
Fax: 206.685.8024

tcoolidg@uw.edu

Office: B-504

Background

  • B.A. (High Honors), Philosophy and Psychology, University of California
  • Ph.D., Psychology, (minor in Quantitative Studies), University of Washington
  • Psychology Residency, Northwestern University Medical School

Research Interests

  • Decision-making
  • Behavior Change
  • Psychometrics
  • Dental Fear

Academic Activities

  • Co-Director, Dentex 471 (Ethics)
  • Member, Task Force on Professionalism and Ethics

Clinical Activities

  • Psychological services, Dental Fears Research Clinic

Publications

  1. Coolidge T, Irwin SP, Leyster KA, Milgrom P. (in press). Determinants of receiving intravenous sedation in a sample of dentally-fearful patients in the USA. SAAD Digest.
  2. Coolidge T, Skaret E, Heima M, Johnson EK, Hillstead MB, Farjo N, Asmyhr A, Weinstein P. (2011). Thinking About Going to the Dentist: A Contemplation Ladder to assess dentally-avoidant individuals’ readiness to go to a dentist. BMC Oral Health, 11:4.
  3. Arapostathis KN, Dabarakis NN, Coolidge T, Tsirlis A, Kotsanos N. (2010). Comparison of acceptance, preference and efficacy between jet injection INJEX and local infiltration anesthesia in 6-11 year old dental patients. Anesthesia Progress, 57, 3-12.
  4. Coolidge T, Hillstead MB, Farjo N, Weinstein P, Coldwell SE. (2010). Additional psychometric data for the Spanish Modified Dental Anxiety Scale, and psychometric data for a Spanish version of the Revised Dental Beliefs Survey. BMC Oral Health,10:12.
  5. Coolidge T, Heima M, Johnson EK, Weinstein P. (2009). The Dental Neglect Scale in Adolescents.BMC Oral Health 9:2.
  6. Weinstein P, Coolidge T, Raff CA, Riedy CA. (2009). Recruiting rural dentally-avoidant adolescents into an intervention study. European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry, 10, 233-236.
  7. Kotsanos N, Coolidge T, Velonis D, Arapostathis KN. (2009). A form of ‘parental presence/absence’ (PPA) technique for the child patient with dental behaviour management problems. European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry, 10, 90-92.
  8. Coolidge T, Heaton LJ, Milgrom P. (2009). The challenge of sedation with adolescents: Case studies and clinical recommendations. SAAD Digest, 25, 29-36.
  9. Heaton LJ, Coolidge T, Weinstein P. (2009). The Problem of Fear in Dentistry. In P. Milgrom P, Weinstein P, Heaton LJ., Treating Fearful Dental Patients: A Patient Management Handbook (3rd Ed.). Seattle: Dental Behavioral Resources, 5-34.
  10. Arapostathis KN, Coolidge T, Emmanouil D, Kotsanos N. (2008). Reliability and validity of the Greek version of the Children’s Fear Survey Schedule – Dental Subscale (CFSS-DS). International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, 18, 374-379.
  11. Coolidge T, Chambers MA, Garcia LJ, Heaton LJ, Coldwell SE. (2008). Psychometric properties of Spanish-language adult dental fear measures. BMC Oral Health, 8: 15.
  12. Coolidge T, Arapostathis KN, Emmanouil D, Dabarakis N, Patrikiou A, Economides N, Kotsanos N. (2008). Psychometric properties of the Greek versions of the Modified Corah Dental Anxiety Scale (MDAS) and the Dental Fear Survey (DFS). BMC Oral Health 8:29.
  13. Pickrell JE, Heima M, Weinstein P, Coolidge T, Coldwell SE, Skaret E, Castillo J& Milgrom P. (2007) Using memory restructuring strategy to enhance dental behavior. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, 17, 439-448.
  14. Coolidge T, Heima M, Coldwell SE, Weinstein P, Logan HL & Milgrom P. (2005). Reliability and validity of the Revised Iowa Dental Control Index in a Non-Clinical Sample. Personality and Individual Differences, 38, 773-783.
  15. Coolidge T, Heima M, Coldwell SE, Weinstein P & Milgrom P. (2005). Psychometric properties of the Revised Dental Beliefs Survey. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 33, 289-297.
  16. Coolidge T, Heima M, Heaton LJ, Nakai Y, Höskuldsson Ó,  Smith TA, Weinstein P & Milgrom P. (2005). The Child Dental Control Assessment (CDCA) in youth: Reliability, validity and cross-cultural differences. European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, 6, 35-43.
  17. Nakai Y, Hirakawa T, Milgrom P, Coolidge T, Heima M, Mori Y, Ishihara C, Yakushiji N, Yoshida T & Shimono T. (2005). The Children’s Fear Survey Schedule – Dental Subscale in Japan.Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 33, 196-204.
  18. Kotsanos N, Arhakis A, Coolidge T.  (2005). Parental presence vs. absence in the operatory: A technique to manage the uncooperative child dental patient. European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, 6, 144-148.