Patients who make a dentist most anxious about giving injections.

J. S. Dower, James Simon, B. Peltier, D. Chambers

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Abstract

The patient is not the only person in the dental operatory who may be feeling anxious about injections. A questionnaire mailed to 3,000 alumni of a California dental school of study the effects on dentists of administering local anesthesia showed that they, too, can be anxious during the procedure. Of the 3,000 questionnaires sent out, 711 valid ones were returned. This paper analyzes the answers of 545 respondents to one of the questionnaire's open-ended questions, "Is there one type of patient that seems to make you the most anxious about giving injections? If so, please describe this type of patient." Two-thirds of the responses to this question described anxious patients as the main source of the dentist's anxiety. The next most frequent response (16 percent) identified children as the main source of anxiety. Six percent of the dentists wrote that no particular type of patient bothers them when giving an injection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)35-40
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the California Dental Association
Volume23
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1995
Externally publishedYes

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Patients who make a dentist most anxious about giving injections. / Dower, J. S.; Simon, James; Peltier, B.; Chambers, D.

In: Journal of the California Dental Association, Vol. 23, No. 9, 09.1995, p. 35-40.

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Dower, J. S. ; Simon, James ; Peltier, B. ; Chambers, D. / Patients who make a dentist most anxious about giving injections. In: Journal of the California Dental Association. 1995 ; Vol. 23, No. 9. pp. 35-40.
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