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Ahmadpour S, Johari M, Naghibi Sistani M M. Knowledge and practice regarding dental radiological waste disposal among dental specialists and general dentists in Amol and Babol cities. Caspian J Dent Res 2022; 11 (1) :64-68
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,Oral Health Research Center, Health Research Institute, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran. , naghibis@razi.tums.ac.ir
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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.
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* Corresponding Author Address: Department Community Oral Health, Faculty of Dentistry, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran.

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