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Journal:   JOURNAL OF ISFAHAN DENTAL SCHOOL   SPRING 2018 , Volume 14 , Number 1 #B0074; Page(s) 36 To 44.
 
Paper:  OBSERVING THE CROSS-INFECTION CONTROL AMONG DENTAL CLINICS AND LABORATORIES
 
Author(s):  SABOUHI MAHMOUD, NOSOUHIAN SAIED, DAVOUDI AMIN, MALEKIPOUR MOHAMMADREZA, KHADIVI BOROUJENI LEILA, ABBASI MAHSA*
 
* DEPARTMENT OF PROSTHODONTICS, SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY, SHAHREKORD UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, SHAHREKORD, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Introduction: Dentists and all related oral hygiene occupations are endanger of cross contamination because of close contacts with patients. Dental laboratories are one of those which have a direct contact with dentist and cross infection control plays an important role to prevent exposure to pathogens. According to the fact that many dental laboratories are not well informed about cross infection control; the aim of this study is to prepare a questionnaire for evaluating both dentists and dental laboratories knowledge about cross control infections.
Materials & Methods: 250 dentist and 50 dental laboratories were randomly chosen and prepared questionnaire distributed. The collected data were analyzed by SPSS software and Chi-Square test.
Results: There was no significant differences between general and post graduated dentist in using gloves, masks and protective eye glasses (p value>0.05).the results showed no significant differences in uses of protective eye glasses between dentist who worked in clinics and private offices (p value=0.384), but there was significant differences in using gloves (p value=0.02).condensation silicones (90.5%) and alginates (90%) were the most impression materials and 88% of dentist rinsed the impressions always while 0.8% never did that.
Conclusion: The cross control infection is not sufficient among dental laboratories and clinics and it is need to pay more attention.

 
Keyword(s): CROSS INFECTION, DETERGENTS, DENTAL IMPRESSION MATERIALS, DENTAL LABORATORIES
 
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