Unique Journal of Medical and Dental Sciences ENDODONTIC HAND INSTRUMENT STERILIZATION PROCEDURES FOLLOWED BY DENTAL PRACTITIONER

Limbhore Mayur, Saraf Adish, Medha Ashish, Jain Deepak, Mattigatti Sudha, Mahaparale Rushikesh, Mayur Limbhore
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Aim: Endodontic hand instrument sterilization procedures followed by dental practitioner. Introduction: Sterilization: It is the process by which an article, surface or medium is freed of all microorganisms either in the vegetative or spore state Disinfection: It is the destruction or removal of all pathogenic microorganisms which give rise to infection but not necessarily their spore forms. Material and method: Questionnaires with 10 closed-ended questions were distributed among randomly
more » ... mong randomly chosen 100 general Dental practitioners of Western Maharashtra, working in various private clinics. The data were collected and descriptive statistical analysis was done. Conclusion: As the saying goes "Cleanliness is next to godliness "similarly cleanliness in our noble profession plays an important role .Sterilization forms a part and parcel of dental practice due to the risk of cross infection.
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