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Research Paper | Dentistry | India | Volume 11 Issue 8, August 2022
Assessment of Preventive Procedures Practiced by Dentists Post COIVD-19 Outbreak in Ahmedabad: A Questionnaire - Based Survey
Abstract: Introduction: The most unexpected pandemic outbreak is COIVD-19 and the proximity of the dentist to the patient?s oropharyngeal region can potentially lead to cross contamination if adequate precautions are not taken. There are only a few of articles on clinicians knowledge and awareness about preventive procedures in dentistry. Dentists are at a significant risk of contracting the disease from their patients and passing it on to their colleagues, family, and other patients. Aim of this study was to evaluate the level of awareness, knowledge and attitude of Dentists of Ahmedabad City towards preventive procedures practiced post COIVD-19 outbreak. Materials and Method: In this survey as per convenience sampling, 205 Dentists from Ahmedabad city were included. A self - explanatory 17 close - ended questionnaire was prepared based on awareness, knowledge and attitude among dentists to assess the perception regarding preventive procedure practiced by dentists post COIVD-19 outbreak. Data was collected through Google forms and entered at the end of the study in the master chart prepared in Microsoft Excel 2016 on the computer. Statistical analysis was conducted. Results: Out of the total dentists included in the study, overall response about the awareness, knowledge and attitude towards perception regarding preventive procedure practiced by dentists post COIVD-19 outbreak was satisfactory. Conclusion: Majority of the Dentist had good knowledge and positive attitude towards precautionary measures to be taken to prevent spread of COIVD-19. Large - scale research including a variety of study populations are still required. More emphasis should be put on updating their knowledge regarding the diagnosis and treatment component of the COIVD-19 disease. Regular educational interventions and training programmes on infection control methods for COIVD-19 are required across India for all dentists.
Keywords: Awareness, Knowledge, Attitude, Dentists, COIVD-19
Edition: Volume 11 Issue 8, August 2022,
Pages: 92 - 97