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The Use of Popsicles after Dental Treatment with Local Anesthesiain Pediatric Patients

  • Diana Ram1,*,
  • Jacob Efrat1
  • Naama Michovitz1
  • Moti Moskovitz1

1Department of Paediatric Dentistry, The Hebrew University Hadassah School of Dental Medicine

DOI: 10.17796/jcpd.31.1.6w1m32m773360516 Vol.31,Issue 1,January 2007 pp.41-43

Published: 01 January 2007

*Corresponding Author(s): Diana Ram E-mail:


The purpose of the study was to assess how children felt after dental treatment when receiving a popsicle or a toy. Each patient received either a popsicle or a toy after dental treatment on the first visit, and the other on the second visit. A significant difference (p=0.0235) was found 10 minutes and thereafter 30 minutes after dental treatment. More children reported feeling better when they received a popsicle than when they received a toy.

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Diana Ram,Jacob Efrat,Naama Michovitz,Moti Moskovitz. The Use of Popsicles after Dental Treatment with Local Anesthesiain Pediatric Patients. Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry. 2007. 31(1);41-43.


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