Dr Sajal Khan, Dr Hassan Mahmood, Dr. Samia Rasool
Aim: The objective of this study was to assess dentists’ perceptions about safety and efficacy of their practices; their undergraduate training; and training requirements about local anesthesia (LA). Place and Duration: The survey was conducted in the Nishtar Institute of Dentistry, Multan for one-year duration form August 2019 to August 2020. Methods: The prospective survey was carried out on the basis of a survey of 181 dentists from Multan. The questionnaire aims to gather information on dentists' perceptions of general leading local anesthesia practices, their undergraduate level of education, and training needs at different career levels. Results: Sixty-eight percent of participants did not aspirate with the inferior alveolar nerve block injection in LA. Most of the undergraduate students have not received training in important nerve blocking injections in LA. Most of the participants felt that education in Los Angeles should be improved at the undergraduate, graduate and continuing levels. Conclusion: The study found serious shortcomings in safe and effective practices and training in LA. Due to the need to improve education and training in LA, the local anesthesia training program should be reviewed and implemented. Keywords: Education in the field of dental local anesthesia. Safety in dental local anesthesia. Dentist's perception. Local anesthesia techniques.