If you’re scared of teeth extractions because of a fear of needles, we’ve got some hopeful news for you.

A needle-free dental anaesthesia device has just been successfully trialed in a joint study between the University of Otago, the University of Auckland and AUT.

Curtin University deputy vice-chancellor-academic Professor Paul Brunton says the technology could reduce dental anxiety for many.

He spoke to Corin Dann.

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