Awareness Of Conscious Sedation in Paediatric Dentistry-A Questionnaire Survey

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Shunmugam Kumar Mangal. C, Dhanraj Ganapathy



Conscious sedation serves as method of pharmacological behaviour management to get the cooperation of the paediatric patient for dental procedures. It’s done to relive their dental anxiety so that procedures can be carried out without any hassle or discomfort for the patient. It may also serve to inculcate the concept of the need routine dental checkups from an early age.


 The aim of the study is to assess the knowledge and awareness of dental students and practitioners alike about the use of conscious sedation for dental treatment of paediatric patients.

Materials and Methods:

A cross-sectional study was conducted in 109 private dental students including both BDS and MDS were selected by simple random sampling using a close-ended questionnaire. Asking about the agents used, indications, contradictions etc. The results were gathered and tabulated


The results of the study revealed that the 57.2% participants were BDS students and 42.8% were MDS students. 40.8% of the students gave response than commonly used drug for conscious sedation is nitrous oxide . 43.4% have answered that uncooperative paediatric patients.


The MDS students have slightly better understanding of conscious sedation than BDS students

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