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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2017, Volume : 10, Issue : 5
First page : ( 1360) Last page : ( 1362)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2017.00240.2

Awareness on Hepatitis-B vaccination among dental students-A Questionnaire Survey

Pratha A. Ashwatha, Geetha R. V.

Saveetha Dental College, Chennai

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Online published on 17 July, 2017.

Abstract

Aim and Objective

To analyse the awareness on hepatitis-B vaccination among dental students.

Background

Hepatitis-B is an infectious disease caused by the Hepatitis-B Virus(HBV) which affects the liver. In a dental clinic, infections can be transmitted through several ways, including direct or indirect contact with blood, oral fluids, droplet splatter, aerosols, etc. Dental practitioner should receive immunization against hepatitis virus and should use individual protective equipments such as gloves, head caps, masks, etc.

Reason

This survey is conducted to create awareness among the dental students about the hepatitis-B vaccination to prevent themselves being affected by hepatitis as they are exposed in dental clinic to various sources.

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Keywords

Hepatitis-B, dentist, blood, vaccine.

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