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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 8  |  Page : 51-56

Basic Infection Control Practices of Dentists in Davangere City, Kamataka


1 Department of Community Dentistry, College of Dental Sciences, Davangere, Karnataka-577 004, India
2 Department of Community Dentistry, Vishnu Dental College & Hospital, Bhimavaram-534202, India
3 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, College of Dental Sciences, Davangere, Kamataka-577 004, India

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Background: Dental practice has been an identifiable source of cross infections. The recognition of dentistry's potential to cause cross infections stimulated many professional agencies to regulate universal precautions. Aim of the study: To assess the basic infection control perceptions and practices of dentists in Davangere city, Kamataka. Methodology: This cross sectional, questionnaire based, anonymous study was conducted in the period from 1st January to 30th June, 2006. All the private dental practitioners and dentists working in either of the two dental colleges of Davangere city, Kamataka constituted the study population. Data was subjected to statistical analysis using Chi square test. Results: Most of the dentists in Davangere were always wearing gloves (90%) and facemasks (85%). But only 40.9% of them were wearing protective eye wear while treating patients. Some infection control practices exhibited statistically significant relationship with some demographic variables. Conclusion: Though the compliance of the respondents was good with wearing gloves and face mask, hand hygiene, and vaccination for HBV, there were many areas which need to be improved.


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