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Caspian J Dent Res 2022, 11(1): 64-68 Back to browse issues page
Knowledge and practice regarding dental radiological waste disposal among dental specialists and general dentists in Amol and Babol cities
Shakiba Ahmadpour , Maryam Johari , Mohammad Mehdi Naghibi Sistani *
,Oral Health Research Center, Health Research Institute, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran. , naghibis@razi.tums.ac.ir
Abstract:   (1072 Views)
Introduction: The aim of this study  was to assess dentists’ knowledge and practice about dental radiological wastes that are dangerous to the environment.
Materials &Methods: This was a cross-sectional study  was conducted in 2018-19. All participants completed a two sections’ (knowledge and practice) checklist. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, t-test and ANOVA. A value of P<0.05 was considered significant.
Results: Totally, 204 (73.5% general dentists and 26.5% specialist) dentists from Amol (35.8%) and Babol (64.2%) participated. The mean age of participants was 39.2 (SD± 10.9) years, and 59.2% of them were female. The average percentage of dentists’ knowledge and practice about radiological waste disposal was 42.55 and 43.12% respectively. Gender, work experience, special or general degree, and city of clinical activity had no significant effect on dentists’ knowledge and practice (P>0.05).
Conclusion: More than half of dentists had no correct knowledge and practice on how to dispose radiological wastes. It is necessary to develop specific approaches such as workshops and training classes.
Keywords: Medical Waste Disposal, Knowledge Bases, Dentist's Practice Patterns
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Type of Study: Short Communications | Subject: Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology
* Corresponding Author Address: Department Community Oral Health, Faculty of Dentistry, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran.

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