Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00004329
Title: Awareness on impression disinfection procedures among dental students
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: Dental impressions are contaminated with patients saliva or blood. Such fluids can contain viral and bacterial pathogens, including HIV and hepatitis A, B, and C viruses. Although most infectious agents do not survive for extended periods outside the body, many pathogens, if present in high enough numbers, can survive several days in protein-containing body fluids. Materials and Methods: An online survey was conducted among the dental students of Chennai through survey planet. It consisted of 18 questions related to impression disinfection procedures, duration and their knowledge and awareness reading these. The respective responses were statistically analyzed. Results: With 80 responses totally, 72% of the people were aware that impressions are infectious. About 71% preferred alginate impressions over silicone and the majority chose to immerse the impression rather than spray with disinfectant. About 79% told that communication between technician and practitioner is very important. Conclusion: With efficient communication and proper protocols in a regular manner will not spread any kind of infection. This will keep the environment free of microbes and also prevent the spread of infections to patients and technicians.

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    Shreya Kothari*, Preetham Prasad Nittla, M. Dhanraj

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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: Shreya Kothari, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Shreya Kothari*, Preetham Prasad Nittla, M. Dhanraj

    Title:Awareness on impression disinfection procedures among dental students
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):12 (November [ Special Issue 1])
    Year:2019
    Page No: (101-105)
  • Experimental Methods Keywords

    Methodology:Cross infections, Dental impression, Disinfection procedures, Silicone
    Research Materials:Alginate

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Alginate Cross infections Dental impression Disinfection procedures Silicone

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