Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003568
Title: Knowledge, attitude, and awareness among dental practitioners regarding disinfection of impression materials
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Aim: The aim of the study was to determine the knowledge, attitude, and awareness among dentists regarding disinfection of elastomeric impression materials. Materials and Methods: A questionnaire consisting of 12 questions were distributed to 100 participants, which includes undergraduates and dentists at Saveetha Dental College. The sample size of this questionnaire-based study was 100 people. The questionnaire gathered information on respondent’s knowledge regarding the various disinfection and sterilization procedures used to disinfect dental impressions. The participants were asked whether they disinfect impressions that were made and if so, what methods were used (washing with tap water, brushing away the debris, etc.). Concerning the dental technicians as well, these clinicians were ascertained if a form of communication was established between them and the technicians regarding any blood borne virus carriers and a detailed description of the disinfectants that were used. Results: A vast majority of them agree that the main importance of disinfecting is to prevent cross contamination (80%, n = 80). The majority of the participants said that the most preferred method of disinfecting using chemical disinfectants is by spraying onto the surface (70%, n = 70) while some believe that immersing the impression is much more preferred (30%, n = 30). Conclusion: Dental impressions can act as a vehicle for transmission of various microorganisms, playing an important role in cross infection. Selection of the type of disinfectant for impressions is very important as it can induce various physical and chemical changes in the accuracy as well as detail. Streptococcus is the most prevalent bacteria present in dental impressions.

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    Rushabh Kamdar, Dhanraj Ganapathy*, R. M. Visalakshi

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

    *Corresponding author: Dr. Dhanraj Ganapathy, Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai – 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Rushabh Kamdar, Dhanraj Ganapathy*, R. M. Visalakshi

    Title:Knowledge, attitude, and awareness among dental practitioners regarding disinfection of impression materials
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):12 (May)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (1105-1109)
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    Methodology:Disinfection, impression materials, Knowledge, attitude, and awareness
    Research Materials:practitioners

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Disinfection impression materials practitioners

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