Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00004081
Title: Knowledge, attitude, and practice of dental practitioners toward radiation hazards and safety – A cross-sectional study
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: Although the radiation dose levels in dental practice are relatively low, one should consider the cumulative effect of repeated exposures. There should be a striving for the implementation of radiation protection measures and selection criteria for radiography in private dental offices. Aim: The study was to assess the knowledge, attitude, and practices of dental practitioners toward radiation hazards and safety. Materials and Methods: A self-formulated questionnaire composed of 12 questions was circulated among 100 dental practitioners which includes both general dental practitioners and specialist dental practitioners to evaluate their knowledge, attitude, and practices toward radiation safety standards. Results: The respondent’s knowledge regarding as low as reasonably achievable principle was as high as 83.8%, but the application in their clinical practice such as usage of film holders by the professionals was only about 51% and only about 54% of the practitioners use personnel monitoring device. Conclusion: The knowledge, attitude, and practices of dental practitioners in regard to radiation protection and safety were noted to be higher with less application in their practice. This necessitates enforcement of appropriate measures to ensure maximum safety.

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    Author(s) Name:

    H. Firdus Fareen*, Nandhini Subramaniam

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

    *Corresponding author: H. Firdus Fareen, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai - 600 095, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    H. Firdus Fareen*, Nandhini Subramaniam

    Title:Knowledge, attitude, and practice of dental practitioners toward radiation hazards and safety – A cross-sectional study
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):12 (September )
    Year:2019
    Page No: (2022-2025)
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    Methodology:Knowledge, attitude, and practice, Radiation protection measures
    Research Materials:Personnel monitoring device

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Film holders Personnel monitoring device Radiation protection measures

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