Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P'Col-00004877
Title: Knowledge, attitude, and awareness regarding needlestick injury among dental practitioners in Chennai
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Aim: The aim of the study was to determine the understanding regarding the needlestick injury among dental practitioners. Objective: The objective of the study was to create awareness and determine the understanding of needlestick injury among dental practitioners. Materials and Methods: This study was conducted based on a questionnaire which consists of 10 questions through a web-linked application called SurveyMonkey. A convenient sample size of 100 consecutive dental practitioners in Chennai participated in the study. Results: As an overall result, most of the participants are not aware of needlestick injuries and its danger in dentistry. Participants had a lack of knowledge about this injury. Conclusion: As a conclusion, the awareness of needlestick injury has to be improved among dentists. Furthermore, they need to be trained on these grounds to help them aware and be highly caution with needlestick injury.

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    Abhishek Naram, Delphine Priscilla Antony, S. Pradeep*

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

    *Corresponding author: Dr. S. Pradeep, Department of Conservative Dentistry, Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    Abhishek Naram, Delphine Priscilla Antony, S. Pradeep*

    Title:Knowledge, attitude, and awareness regarding needlestick injury among dental practitioners in Chennai
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):13 (March)
    Year:2020
    Page No: (379-383)
  • Experimental Methods Keywords

    Methodology: Acupuncture, MPDS, Needle therapy, Orofacial pain, Trigger points
    Research Materials:dental practitioners in Chennai

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Acupuncture MPDS Needle therapy Orofacial pain Trigger points

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