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A study on infection control practices by dental hygienists

  • Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene
  • Abbr : J Korean Soc Dent Hyg
  • 2011, 11(1), pp.135-146
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Dental Hygiene
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Dentistry

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ABSTRACT

Objectives: The objectives of this study were to investigate the infection control practices of practicing dental hygienists. Methods: This research was based on self-filling servey which 149 dental hygienists in dental clinic and dental hospital on October 2009. For the data analysis, an SPSS WIN 11.5 program was used and its signification level was 0.05. The following shows the results of this study. Results: 1. There was significant difference in there practice about sterilization and disinfection of dental instrument depending upon the respondent' career(p<0.05). 2. There was significant difference to were gloves and a apron according to type of service(p<0.05). 3. There was significant difference in the time to change the gown according to experience of education factors infection control(p<0.05). Conclusions: The majority of dental hygienists surveyed reported altering infection control practices and treatment techniques. While there has been an improvement in compliance with recommended infection control guidelines. Even though there is a need for continuing infection control education for dental hygienists.

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