Awareness And Practice of Cross Infection Control in Prosthodontics Department among the Undergraduate, Graduates and Postgraduates in a Tertiary Dental Health Care Institution

Bushra Rehman, Vasiqa Bano, Sana Afzal, Maliha Arshad, Areeba Rehan, Sabeen Mustafa

ABSTRACT

Objective: To evaluate the awareness and practice of cross infection control among the undergraduate, graduates and postgraduates in prosthodontics department of a tertiary dental health care institution.
Study Design: Cross-sectional survey.
Place and Duration of Study: The study was carried out in March 2022, at Prosthodontics Department of Armed forces institute of Dentistry (AFID), a tertiary dental health care institution, Rawalpindi.
Materials and Methods: Self-administered questionnaires were distributed. Data was analysed using IBM SPSS Statistics 24 software and descriptive statistics including frequencies were done.
Results: Response rate was 100%. 99.2% participants had knowledge of sterilization, disinfection and asepsis. 98.5% believed that cross infection control is important prosthodontics; 80% believed that sterilization protocol is being followed in the tertiary dental health care institute. 88.5% used gloves and 86.5% disinfected denture before final insertion. 66% did not use eyewear, 75.4% did not disinfect rubber bowl in between patients. 56.9% did not disinfect facebow before sending it to dental laboratory.
Conclusion: The overall knowledge, attitude and performance of participants included in this study were found to be satisfactory. Workshops and awareness programs should be conducted on regular basis for the students from the beginning of preclinical years of under graduation of dentistry.

Key Words: Awareness, Cross Infection Control, Practice, Prosthodontics Department.

How to cite this: Rehman B, Bano V, Afzal S, Arshad M, Rehan A, Mustafa S.  Awareness And Practice of Cross Infection Control in Prosthodontics Department among the Undergraduate, graduates and postgraduates in a tertiary dental health care institution. Life and Science. 2022; 3(3): 134-140.  doi: http://doi.org/10.37185/LnS.1.1.239

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