Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003566
Title: Knowledge, attitude, and awareness about Gow-Gates technique among dental students
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Aim: This study aims to assess the knowledge, attitude, and awareness about Gow-Gates technique among dental students. Introduction: The most commonly used technique for mandibular anesthesia is inferior alveolar nerve block (IANB). However, the failure reported for IANB remains high. Gow-Gates technique is used as a primary local anesthetic technique or as an adjuvant after failure of IANB. It provides sensory anesthesia to virtually the entire distribution of V3. Materials and Methods: Gow-Gates technique also called as true mandibular nerve block technique as it provides sensory anesthesia to virtually the entire distribution of V3. A questionnaire consisting of questions about Gow-Gates technique, its prevalence and success rate were given to dental students who practice in clinics. Their answer was obtained, evaluated, and compared. Results: Thus, this study was conducted to assess the knowledge, attitude, and awareness about Gow- Gates technique among dental students. Only about 60% of the respondents had adequate knowledge about the technique. Furthermore, they were not aware of the advantages, the technique offers over other techniques and the complications and their management. Conclusion: Their knowledge about Gow-Gates technique is less than adequate. Proper training, extra classes, conferences, and workshops should be conducted to provide them adequate knowledge which would eventually change their negative attitude toward the technique.

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    Kalaivani Natarajan, Dhanraj Ganapathy*, R. M. Visalakshi

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    Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. Dhanraj Ganapathy, Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai – 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    Kalaivani Natarajan, Dhanraj Ganapathy*, R. M. Visalakshi

    Title:Knowledge, attitude, and awareness about Gow-Gates technique among dental students
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):12 (May)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (1095-1099)
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    Methodology:Knowledge, attitude, and awareness, Inferior alveolar nerve block,Patient anxiety, Supplementary local anesthesia technique
    Research Materials: Local anesthesia

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Inferior alveolar nerve block Local anesthesia Patient anxiety Supplementary local anesthesia technique

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