Study of Infection Control Procedures among Dental Clinics: A Pilot Study
Received Date: Nov 20, 2017 / Accepted Date: Dec 21, 2017 / Published Date: Dec 28, 2017
Aim: To analyze the level of knowledge, attitude, and practice among dental practitioners working in dental clinics towards standard infection control protocol.
Materials and methods: This pilot study was a cross-sectional survey conducted on 42 dental practitioners working in Jaipur, Rajasthan. A questionnaire with three parts (knowledge, attitude, and practice) was filled by direct interview or by email to the participants. The answers was compiled and subjected to analysis.
Results: The survey was completed by 42 (70%) of 60 potential respondents. The mean ± SD scores of knowledge, attitude, and practice towards standard isolation precautions were 8.24 ± 1.39, 39.45 ± 3.76, and 4.19 ± 2.46 from the maximum scores of 10, 50, and 10, respectively.
Conclusion: Isolation protocol is loosely followed among dental professionals. Having knowledge and positive attitude towards infection control guidelines did not guarantee that the same were followed.
Keywords: Attitude; Dental practitioners; Infection control; Knowledge; Practice
Citation: Mehta S, Mehta AJ, Lodha S (2017) Study of Infection Control Procedures among Dental Clinics: A Pilot Study. J Interdiscipl Med Dent Sci 5: 222. Doi: 10.4172/2376-032X.1000222
Copyright: © 2017 Mehta S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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