LEVEL OF KNOWLEDGE CONCERNING THE PREVENTION OF INFECTION TRANSMISSION AMONG DENTISTS IN IASI, ROMANIA

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Livia Bobu, Lucia Barlean, Carina Balcos, Magda Barlean, Alice Murariu, Iulia Saveanu

Aim of the study. The aim of this study was to assess dentists’ knowledge in preventing infection transmission, after having participated in professional training courses. Material and methods: 127 dentists from Iasi, Romania, aged 25-65 years, were investigated using a 14 item questionnaire with simple / multiple responses. Results: 66.5% of the investigated dentists were familiar with the elements included in the concept of preventing the infection transmission in the dental office. 90% of the subjects knew the complete post-exposure protocol for accidental contamination with infected blood, but only 36.8% of those surveyed knew the substances used for high-level disinfection. Conclusion: The main methods and techniques for the prevention of infection transmission in dental medicine are known by most of the investigated practitioners, but further training programs are required in the area to increase the level of knowledge.

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