USE OF GOW-GATES MANDIBULAR NERVE BLOCK BY NEW DENTAL GRADUATES A SURVEY
This cross-sectional, descriptive, questionnaire based survey was performed to document the frequency of use of Gow-Gates mandibular nerve block for dental procedures by new dental graduates in Lahore. Questionnaires were distributed to 197 House Officers from four dental colleges of Lahore. Data were analyzed using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS). Half (51.3%) of the house officers claimed to know the technique for Gow-Gates. Training for administration of Gow-Gates had been received by 15.7%. The mean self-perceived competence level at Gow-Gates injection, on a scale of 0-10 was 2.55 (S.D 2.9).
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