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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 18  |  Page : 675-677

Knowledge regarding personnel protection barrier's among dentists in Bhopal City, Madhya Pradesh


1 P.G. Student, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, People's College of Dental Science and Research Centre, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
2 Professor, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, People's College of Dental Science and Research Centre, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
3 Professor and Head, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, People's College of Dental Science and Research Centre, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
4 Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, People's College of Dental Science and Research Centre, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Vidhatri Tiwari
P.G. Student, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, People's College of Dental Science and Research Centre, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


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Introduction: Dentistry is a prominent field of surgery, involve exposure to blood and other potential infectious material, therefore require high quality infection risk control. The population at the risk of infection is of all ages, genders, social classes & practitioners. Aim: To evaluate knowledge of personnel protection barriers among dental practitioner in Bhopal City, Madhya Pradesh. Material and Method: Self-administered structured, coded questionnaire was distributed to 200 private practitioners and teaching staff in all the dental colleges in Bhopal city. Result: Fifty three percent of the dentists use gloves, 79.8% always used facemask and headcaps were less frequently used during treatment procedures. Conclusion: There is need for creation of awareness and continuous education about the prevention of cross contamination and used of self protection methods.


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