USE OF GOW-GATES MANDIBULAR NERVE BLOCK BY NEW DENTAL GRADUATES A SURVEY

  • M Shairaz Sadiq BDS, MCPS, Principal Investigator, Assistant Professor Oral Medicine, Institute of Dentistry, CMH Lahore Medical College, Lahore
  • Urooj Arif BDS, House Officer Oral Surgery Department Institute of Dentistry, CMH Lahore Medical college, Lahore
  • Samir R Qazi BDS, FFDRCSI, MPhil, Head of Department / Professor Oral & Maxillofacial Surgrey
Keywords: Mandibular local anesthesia, Inferior alveolar nerve block, Gow-Gates technique, Vazirani Akinosi block, mandibular molar teeth, supplementary local anesthetic technique, nerve block

Abstract

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).

Published
2017-09-30
How to Cite
Sadiq, M. S., Arif, U., & Qazi, S. R. (2017). USE OF GOW-GATES MANDIBULAR NERVE BLOCK BY NEW DENTAL GRADUATES A SURVEY. Pakistan Oral & Dental Journal, 37(3), 416-418. Retrieved from https://podj.com.pk/index.php/podj/article/view/49
Section
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery