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J Fasa Univ Med Sci 2018, 7(4): 565-572 Back to browse issues page
Assessing the knowledge and attitude of general dentists concerning Infection control principles during preparing intra oral radiographic views in Marvdasht, Fasa and Kazeroon
Abdolaziz Haghnegahdar1, Mehran Tadayon2, Ali Golkari 3
1- Dept. of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology, School of Dentistry, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
2- Students’ Research Committee, School of Dentistry, International Branch, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
3- Dept. of Dental Public Health, School of Dentistry, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran , golkaria@sums.ac.ir
Abstract:   (2018 Views)
Background & Objective: Both dental patients and workers are in high chance of exposure to infective diseases such as HIV and Hepatitis. In spite of the advances in infection control technologies, there are still many problems in both private and state dental centers. The purpose of this study was to assess the knowledge and attitude of general dentists of Marvdasht, Fasa and Kazeroon cities concerning infection control principles during preparing intra oral radiographic views.
Material & Methods: This is a cross-sectional analytical study. Studied society was dentists of Fasa, Marvdasht and Kazeroon.15 dentists were collected randomly in each city. Data were collected using questionnaire. Results were analyzed using One-Way ANOVA (Analysis of variance), Student’s T-test and Pearson’s correlation coefficient tests.
Results: Knowledge average scores were 5.66 in Fasa, 6.4 in Marvdasht, 4.06 in Kazeroon and 5.37 in total (out of 12). Attitude average scores were 6.2 in Fasa, 6.86 in Marvdasht, 5.06 in Kazeroon and 6.04 in total (out of 12). Knowledge of dentists in Marvdasht was significantly higher than Kazeroon. The knowledge and attitudes of dentists about infection control principles during preparing intra oral radiographic views was not in good range.
Conclusion: More emphasis of the aspect of infection control principles is necessitated during preparing intra oral radiographic views In order to improve knowledge and correcting attitudes of dentists during dentistry training courses.
Keywords: Knowledge, Attitude, Infection control, Intra oral radiography
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Dentistry
Received: 2016/08/30 | Accepted: 2017/03/14 | Published: 2018/03/11


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