'Do No Harm'

Amiya Agrawal
2013 IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences  
This study was conducted with a purpose to assess the perception of Cross infection in Dental practice at 3 institutes and some private clinics. Total of 150 dentists were questioned/interviewed and data recorded on a Questionnaire consisting of 15 questions. 69% of dental practitioners were immunized & 62% routinely screen their patients for the Hepatitis B. Verbal history taking method is predominantly adopted by most of the dentists and this accounts to76.5 %, rest document it in writing. 93
more » ... % were of the opinion that autoclaving is the best method of sterilization but only 47.5 % run autoclave every day, 76.1 %dentist routinely uses gloves and among them 92 % dentist handles one patient with a single and new pair of gloves. 65 % dentists neglected use o protective eye wear at the time of procedure and mask wearing was noted only in 40.3 % dentists. Resource deficiency and Cost factor was considered to be the primary reason by 64 % of the dentists for not following the standard Cross infection control precautions.
doi:10.9790/0853-0952831 fatcat:536dvonmubczzaw7t4gteknqgy