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Endodontic Staff Feedback towards Safety Procedures at Selected Dental Clinics, Saudi Arabia

Dr Osamah Ahmad A. Katib, Dr. Fatmah Khaled A. Basalama

Abstract: Abstract Background: Safety Procedures are designed to help dental professionals advocate for good dental health especially to maintain the root canal safety which concern the main role for dental endodontic. Furthermore adherence to safety procedures will assist the dental endodontic to understand the advancements in modern dentistry that make endodontic treatment predictable, effective and successful. Objective: The current research study was utilized to assess the perception of endodontic staff towards Safety Procedures at selected dental clinics, Saudi Arabia. Method: A cross-sectional survey was conducted at selected dental clinics, Saudi Arabia. Self-administered questionnaire was provided to 100 Endodontic staff in the research setting based on their area of their perspectives to assess the perception of endodontic staff towards Safety Procedures at selected dental clinics, Saudi Arabia. Results: The current research finding showed that perception towards safety procedures among some Endodontic staff at selected dental clinics. The majority (88.0%) of the Endodontic staff had a high level of perception towards safety procedures in relation to for Entire precautions are applied to Infectious Patients ".On the other hand (60.0%) of the Endodontic staff had a lowest level of perception towards safety procedures in relation to Decontamination of devices with only contact with skin washing with usual detergent is enough. While, concerning the Intermittent Level of Perception the highest level was perception towards safety procedures in relation to Universal precautions are not necessary in situations that might lead to contact with saliva as well as in the item of Blood spills should be cleaned up promptly with sodium hypochlorite (18.18%).While, regarding the Low Level was in the item of Universal precautions are not necessary in situations that might lead to contact with saliva. Although, the highest percentage concerning the low level of perception towards safety procedures was in the aspect of Universal precautions are applied to patients with HIV and viral hepatitis only". While the lowest level in such item (9.9%) was in the aspect of Needles can be recapped after giving an injection as well as in the item of Endodontic Staff with non intact skin should not be involved in direct patient care until the condition resolves Conclusions: The current study results revealed that there were high levels of Perception among the Endodontic staff towards policies of safety measures within the study setting. Conclusion: The current research study was utilized to assess the perception of endodontic staff towards Safety Procedures at selected dental clinics, Saudi Arabia. The majority (88.0%) of the Endodontic staff had a high level of perception towards safety procedures in relation to for Entire precautions are applied to Infectious Patients ".

Keywords: Safety Procedures; Endodontic Staff & Perspectives

Country: Saudi Arabia, Subject Area: Dental Science

Pages: 181 - 185

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 1, January 2019

How to Cite this Article?

Dr Osamah Ahmad A. Katib, Dr. Fatmah Khaled A. Basalama, "Endodontic Staff Feedback towards Safety Procedures at Selected Dental Clinics, Saudi Arabia", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/archive/v8i1/show_abstract.php?id=ART20193662, Volume 8 Issue 1, January 2019, 181 - 185

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