Clinical Studies

A Vibration Device to Control Injection Discomfort

This study was conducted by Jeffry R. Shaefer, DDS, MS, MPH; Stephanie J. Lee, BS; and Nina K. Anderson, PhD.

The aim of this study was to evaluate both the efficacy of DentalVibe in reducing pain and discomfort from intraoral long buccal (LB) and inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) injections and the time needed to achieve complete anesthesia during an IAN block.

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Effect of DentalVibe Injection System on Pain During Local Anesthesia Injections in Adolescent Patients

This study was conducted by David Ching, Matthew Finkelman, Cheen Y Loo.

Tufts School of Medicine

This study compared the pain rating of traditional oral injections without the DentalVibe and oral injections with the DentalVibe. An observation of 36 different 10- to 17-year old patients concluded the DentalVibe significantly lowered the pain rating.

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Effects of a vibratory device on pain from anesthetic injections

This study was conducted by the US Air Force.

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This study compared the pain rating for an oral injection in the inferior alveolar nerve block. Twenty patients were asked to rate the pain between an injection with topical anesthetic and an injection with topical anesthetic and a vibratory device. The vibratory device yielded significantly lower pain ratings.

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Operator preference of retraction method during anesthesia delivery

This study was conducted by the University of the Pacific.

Pacific University

This study compared the comfort and ease of the retraction method used while delivering an anterior superior alveolar (ASA) injection bilaterally. Surveys given to participants asked about comfort and ease of use of retraction methods, as well as preferred method of retraction during anesthesia delivery.

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