Sarvana Dinesh SP

Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, India


  • Research   
    Does Audio-Visual Information Affect Anxiety and Perceived Pain Levels in Mini-Screw Application??A Study in South Indian Population
    Author(s): Akriti Tiwari* and Sarvana Dinesh SP

    Introduction: During dental procedures, increased anxiety levels in patients are a major problem faced by clinicians. Anxious patients are more likely to be uncooperative while carrying out dental procedures which may frustrate the clinician leading to delay in the procedures. Therefore, the aim of this current study was to assess the effects of verbal and audio-visual information on patients’ anxiety levels before mini-screw placement. Methodology: 10 subjects who were undergoing fixed orthodontic treatment and required Orthodontic mini-screws for augmenting treatment were chosen for this study. The subjects were allocated in two groups. One group watched a video depiction of mini-screw placement whereas the other group was informed verbally about the procedure. The Spiel Berger state-trait anxiety inventory (STAI) was used to measure anxiety immediately after mini implant plac.. Read More»

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