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Tabeshian A. Dentists`Attitude and Performance of Najafabad on Observing Health Standards to Prevent Infection Transmission in Dentistry. Paramedical Sciences and Military Health 2016; 11 (1) :30-37
URL: http://jps.ajaums.ac.ir/article-1-49-en.html
Islamic Azad University of Najaf Abad , amir.tabeshian@yahoo.com
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Introduction: The risk of being affected by infectious diseases in dentistry directly depends upon degree the amount of contact with body liquids, such as blood and saliva and working tools. Different micro-organisms including AIDS virus, Hepatitis B, oral thrush are possible to be transferred in dentistry. Dental interventional (FDI) suggested that all dental patients, in spite of
healthy looking, are considered to be infective. Therefore, the health principles and protective and safety methods must be observed in all the sequences to prevent cross-infection.
Methods and Materials: By observing healthy principles and protection safety method to prevent cross – infection will reduce the risk of infectious diseases. This study was crosssectional descriptive and data related to the attitudes and performance were collected by filling a questionnaire and checklist in the dentist’s clinics, respectively. A total of 70 dentists were
Results: Mean score of the attitude-related questions and the performance checklist were 5.36 and 8.03, respectively (P≤0.05). No significant relation was found between dentists` attitude and performance (P=0.1, r=0.16). In addition, there was not any significant relation between attitude and years of service (P=0.092, r=0.17), neither between performance and years of service (P=0.12, r=0.15) (P≤0.05). The sample responded positively to all the attitude-related questions with a high percentage and they had a positive performance in all the checklist items.
Discussion and Conclusion: The dentist’s performance was acceptable, and the level of attitude was high regarding observing health and safety standards with respect to preventive methods for infection transmission. The subjects found to be as the same level as the dentists in developing countries. Also dental patient should be informed of the observing health standards in dental environment.

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Received: 2016/03/14 | Accepted: 2016/05/13 | Published: 2016/06/8

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