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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(3): 9-14
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.503.002


Control of Cross Infection at Dental Clinic – A Survey
A. Santha Devy1*, S. Rajkumari2 and A.N. Uma3
1Department of Oral Pathology, Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences,
Pondicherry- 607 402, India
2S.Rajkumari, Senior lecturer, Department of Oral Pathology, Sathyabama University Dental College and Hospital, Sozhinganallur, Chennai – 600119, India
3Genetic Division, Department of Anatomy, Mahatma Medical College and Research Institute,Pondicherry- 607 402, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The concept of sterilization in the medical field had brought down the mortality and morbidity rate. Yet strict practice of disinfection remains questionable, either due to ignorance or negligence. Thus the study focused on the dental student population to assess their knowledge regarding the practice of infection control. The aim of the present study was to analyze the knowledge regarding control of cross infection among dental students of Pondicherry. It study design was a Questionnaire Survey and included 120 dental students from Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences, Pondicherry. A questionnaire related to cross infection from the dental healthcare worker to the patient, between the patients and from the patient to the dental healthcare worker, was distributed to the students and their level of knowledge and practice of infection control was assessed. In our study more than 90% of the students were aware about the need for medical history, Personal protective equipment, waste management, however the awareness regarding sterilization and disinfection was between 70 and 80%. Thus, the dental students at Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences, Pondicherry reveal varying degree of knowledge regarding the infection control practices; however more awareness program is required to improve the quality of practice.


Keywords: Awareness, Cross infection, Dental students, Infection control, Survey.
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Santha Devy, A., S.Rajkumari and Uma, A.N. 2016. Control of Cross Infection at Dental Clinic-A Survey.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(3): 9-14. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.503.002