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Anxiety poses a significant problem in management of paediatric dental patients. Distraction can be an effective tool to manage these patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate efficacy of magic tricks distraction in management of anxiety. Forty children between 5 to 9 years of age, with no previous dental experience who required undergoing procedure needing application of local anaesthesia were included. They were divided into 2 groups – Group I-Control, Group II-Magic Distraction. Each child had 2 dental visits – 1.Screening followed by oral prophylaxis or restorative procedures without the need of a local anaesthetic injection. 2. Procedures necessitating need of a local anaesthetic injection. Control group received treatment without introduction of any distraction. Magic group viewed magic tricks videos. During each visit, the child’s anxiety levels were recorded: Before start of treatment, during treatment and posttreatment by using Venham’s Picture Test , Venham’s Anxiety Rating Scale, Pulse Rate, Oxygen Saturation. The mean range of Venham’s Picture Test Score, Venham’s Anxiety Rating and Pulse Rate was consistently lower for Group II patients across both visits. The Mean range for Oxygen Saturation was more for Group II than the control group.