Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003056
Title: Knowledge and practice of waste disposal management in dental clinics in Chennai
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Aim: This study aims to assess the knowledge, attitude, and practice of private dental practitioners on health-care waste. Materials and Methods: A self-administered questionnaire was designed and distributed to 120 practicing dentists, who are private practitioners in Chennai. The survey form was composed of 11 questions framed based on knowledge, attitude, and those regarding the practice of dentists in relation to dental health-care waste management. Chi-square test was used for analyzing the factors influencing waste management protocols. Results: A total of 120 questionnaires were distributed among private practitioners of Chennai, of which 33% were male and 87% were female. Most of the respondents were BDS graduates working both in private and corporate sectors. Among the respondents, 54% were practicing for the past 5 years, 28% were practicing for the past 6–10 years, 14% were practicing for the past 11–15 years, and only 4% were practicing for 16–20 years. Conclusion: Although most dentists were aware of the hazardous effect of improper disposal of dental waste, majority of them practiced improper waste disposal. There is a need to restrain the practitioners on the importance and newer technologies of proper waste disposal.

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    Daniel Silas Samuel 1 , Mebin George Mathew2 *

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    1 Intern, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Paediatric Dentistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. Mebin George Mathew, Department of Paediatric Dentistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Vellapanchavadi, Chennai – 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    Daniel Silas Samuel 1 , Mebin George Mathew2 *

    Title:Knowledge and practice of waste disposal management in dental clinics in Chennai
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):12 (January)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (41-44)
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    Methodology:A questionnaire based survey
    Research Materials:Dental office waste, Dental solid waste, Health-care waste

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Dental clinics Dental office waste Dental solid waste Health-care waste Private dental practices Solid waste management

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