Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Other-00004189
Title: Awareness of aerosol contamination in dental chair
Category: Others ( DIT Related Science )
Section: Research Article
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    Aim: The aim of this study was to conduct a survey on the awareness of aerosol contamination in dental clinics among doctors and patients. Background: Aerosol and splatter are a greater concern in dentistry because of possible transmission of infectious agents and their potential effects on the health of patients and dental personnel. These airborne particles consist of debris and microorganisms propelled into the air from the oral cavities of the many people. These particles range from harmless to highly infectious. Materials and Methods: It is a questionnaire-based study. The survey would be conducted among 100 dental clinicians and patients. The questionnaire would be circulated, and the data would be collected and statistically analyzed. The survey would be conducted through survey planet. Results and Discussion: About 95% of the people are well aware of the aerosol contamination prevalent in dental clinics. However, most of them are still unaware of the ways to control it. Prevention is always better than cure, so it is important to educate people about the preventive measures. It is clear from the survey that about 97% of the dental practitioners are well aware of the very basic precautions needed in controlling the contaminations prevalent in clinics. Wearing a headcap, gloves, and face mask is like the basic duties of a doctor protecting the patients as well as themselves from the spread of infections. About 96% of the dentists clean their working stations and instrument tray before every single patient which is a very good thing. Uncleaned stations and trays may contain oral pathogens, aerosols, and splatters, and the next patient entering the clinic becomes prey for all these microbes and becomes highly susceptible to nosocomial infections. About 96% of people believe that immunization helps preventing any spread of infections through aerosols. It is a must for the doctors to be immunized and safe as they are susceptible to various nosocomial infections. Conclusion: About 95% of dental practitioners are aware about the contagious aerosol contamination in dental clinics, and they use precautions such as antiseptic mouthwash, rubber dam, and high-volume suction.

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    M. Srinisha, R. V. Geetha*

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

    *Corresponding author: R. V. Geetha, Department of Microbiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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    M. Srinisha, R. V. Geetha*

    Title:Awareness of aerosol contamination in dental chair
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):11 (October )
    Year:2019
    Page No: (2534-2536)
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    Methodology: a questionnaire-based study
    Research Materials:Aerosol

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Aerosol Scalers Splatter Survey

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