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Awareness and Knowledge of Dental Students about Sterilization \ Disinfection of Extracted Human Teeth
, Amer A., Rahim N.A.
Published in University of Dicle
Volume: 14
Issue: 1
Pages: 248 - 252
To assess the awareness and knowledge about sterilization/disinfection methods of extracted human teeth in a selected group of Ajman University dental students. Descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out among 250 participants of third, fourth, fifth and postgraduate dental students at the College of Dentistry, Ajman University, United Arab Emirates. Collected information was transferred into SPSS program version 22 (SPSS Inc., Chicago, IL, USA). The result of the study showed that most students were aware that extracted teeth are a source of infections. Majority of them agreed that extracted teeth should be disinfected/sterilized before working on them; also they agreed that they should learn about the various extracted teeth disinfecting methods. Having guidelines by regulatory bodies/institutions to handle extracted human teeth was emphasized by many students. Sodium Hypochlorite was the most disinfection medium used by Ajman University dental students. Ajman University dental students have a good level of education regarding the awareness and knowledge of sterilization of extracted human teeth. However, dental students need to be updated about the suitable methods for sterilization and disinfection. © 2021
About the journal
JournalJournal of International Dental and Medical Research
PublisherUniversity of Dicle
Open AccessNo