Assessment of Sterilization and Waste Management in Pediatric Dental Practice in IndiaA Cross Sectional Study


Authors : Nayanika Naik; Manjusha U Rai; Ann Thomas; Priya Shetty; Divya Shetty; Anusree

Volume/Issue : Volume 6 - 2021, Issue 6 - June

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Aim: To assess the sterilization and waste management practice among the Paediatric dentists with private clinics. Methodology: Survey was conducted among the Paediatric dentists with private clinics in India to be part of the assessment. The study tool was a questionnaire consisting of 20 questions that was sent through WhatsApp, E-mails and approached personally and assessment was made on the foundation of answers subjected to a set of questionnaires. Results: Most of the dentists used Autoclave for sterilization and on the other hand, developer and fixer solution were not recycled by most of them hence failing both the patients and environment by not adapting proper guidelines for sterilization and waste management in day-to-day life. However, most of the practioners were aware of its significance and was willing to get a change. Conclusion: To maintain innocuous practice of sterilization and disinfection the discovered results deliver a need to protect the environment in its maximum by bringing in the smallest changes from our dental clinic which could impact in a huge way

Keywords : BMW- Biomedical Waste.

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