Dentists are often feared by patients because of painful injections. As dentists, we are also faced with challenges on how to provide patients withpainless shots and held them overcome their annxiety and fear of going to dentist. Studies have shown that patients are likely to avoid future dental procedues because of unpleasant experiences with injections and non profound anesthesia. Information on local anesthetics and strategies in giving patients painless injjection is needed to be know by dentists.
Mitsyrose Navales Antolin, DMD
Visiting Consultant and Lecturer, Philippine Children’s Medical Center
Postgraduate Training Program in Pediatric Dentistry
Department of Pediatric Dentistry School of dentistry, Aichi Gakuin University Nagoya Japan