Methods: Thirty pediatric dental patients presented in the Department of Pedodontics, University of Medicine and Pharmacy „Victor Babeş”, Timişoara were evaluated using the Wong-Baker pain rating scale, wich was administered postoperatory to all patients, to assess their level of laser therapy acceptance.
Results: Wong-Baker faces pain rating scale (WBFPS) has good validity and high specificity; generally it’s easy for children to use, easy to compare and has good feasibility. Laser treatment has been accepted and tolerated by pediatric patients for its ability to reduce or eliminate pain. Around 70% of the total sample showed an excellent acceptance of laser dental treatment.
Conclusions: Laser technology is useful and effective in many clinical situations encountered in pediatric dentistry and a good level of pacient acceptance is reported during all laser procedures on hard and soft tissues.