Researchers at the University of Uberaba in Brazil have come up with a simple solution to solving needle anxieties in children: The Angelus Alligator disposable syringe cover.
Hiding needles from children is often a difficult thing to achieve, and if not done well can lead to stressful and often unsuccessful experience. However, the effectiveness of the Angelus Alligator was presented during a poster session at the recent International Association for Dental Research (LADR) meeting in San Diego along with some accompanying clinical data.
One report stated that according to Maria Ang©lica Hueb de Menezes Oliveira, DDS, a professor in the department of paediatric dentistry at the university’s dental school, the only thing a child will see prior to receiving local anaesthesia is a cartoon looking device made of flexible rubber that fits over the needle and syringe, hiding them from the young patients eyes.
Our experience with children who were undergoing treatment at the Children’s Clinic School of Dentistry revealed that the patients were more cooperative due to less stress and fear, as they were having an injection, she told reporters. So the patient professional relationship was more harmonious during the appointment.
According to reports Dr Hueb originally came up with the idea during a conversation with her brother Fernando, who is also a dentist and professor at the University of Uberaba.
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