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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2016, Volume : 9, Issue : 6
First page : ( 719) Last page : ( 721)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2016.00136.0

Knowledge and Awareness of Sterilization among General Dentist

Jitesh S.*, Dr.  Pradeep

Saveetha Dental College, Chennai-600 071

*Corresponding Author E-mail: jiteshhema@gmail.com

Online published on 21 July, 2016.

Abstract

Aim and Objective

The objective of this study was to assess the level of knowledge and awareness among general dentist about sterilization protocol.

Background

Oral and dental diseases have become a major public health concern in both developed and developing countries. Sterilization is a process by which, complete destruction or killing of all microorganisms, including bacterial spores is achieved. Prevention of infection and control is an important part of safe patient care. Concerns about the possible spread of blood-borne diseases, and the impact of emerging, highly contagious respiratory and other illnesses, require practitioners to establish, evaluate, continually update and monitor their infection prevention and control strategies and protocols[2].

Reason

Dental care professionals are at an increased risk of cross infection as well as its transmission while treating the patients. This study is based on to assess the level of knowledge and awareness among general dentist about sterilization protocol

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Keywords

Level of knowledge, Sterilization protocol.

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