2020 Volume 8 Issue 4
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Attitude And Practice Of Infection Control Protocol Among Dental Health Facilities

Hattan Mohammad Baismail, Ali Salem Alsalem, Osama Talha Hawsawi, Fayez Ghadeer Alanazi, Turki Saad Alfridy, Ahmed Salehm Alfadhel, Jalal Yousef Alghadeer, Abdulaziz Ahmed Alahmari, Omar Khalil Alshaikh, Shahzeb Hasan Ansari

Introduction: The clinical staff should be trained and informed about the proper protocol concerning infection control to provide the patients with the safest possible dental care. Moreover, dental health care workers are at risk of catching infectious diseases as well.

Materials and Methods: This is a cross-sectional study conducted in the local health administration offices of various cities in Saudi Arabia. A total of nine cities including Jeddah, Makkah, Riyadh, Qasim, Abha, Arar, Tabouk, and Alsharqiyah were included in this study. Local health administration offices in each of the above-mentioned cities were visited by one of the study authors and conducted a brief interview with the manager.

Results: 87.5% of the included cities had more than 30 registered dental clinics, 50% reported to have more than 15 clinics having CBAHI, 75% cities reported to have registered dental assistants, 37.5% of them revealed that there were less than 5 registered assistants having bachelor’s degree or higher.

Conclusion: There is a need of recruiting qualified dental assistants in all cities as there is a difference among several cities.

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