AWARENESS REGARDING COVID PREVENTIVE MEASURES IN DENTAL PRACTICE DURING TREATING ASYMPTOMATIC COVID BARRIERS
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2021, Volume 8, Issue 1, Pages 449-459
AbstractThe outbreak of COVID-19 has become a severe global acute respiratory pandemic around the world in just a few months with an increasing number of infections and deaths. COVID-19 is a highly contagious and fatal disease. Almost everyone in the population is susceptible. The clinical symptoms of the COVID-19 are fever, dry cough and fatigue. Some patients are accompanied by symptoms such as nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat, myalgia and diarrhea. Severe patients could even develop acute respiratory distress syndrome, septic shocks, metabolic acidosis and multifunctional organ failure, etc. Due to the relatively closed environment of dental clinics and the unique nature of dental procedures, both dental personnel and patients are easy to get infection through currently known respiratory droplet transmission, aerosol transmission, close contact transmission and other ways, inducing mutual cross-infection. Dental practitioners are facing unprecedented challenges due to the high risk of exposure to droplets and aerosols from saliva and other body fluids during dental procedures. The aim of this study was to assess the awareness of COVID preventive measures in dental practice during treating asymptomatic COVID carriers.This questionnaire containing 10 questions regarding awareness about the preventive measures were given to 100 students including interns , final year students ,and third year students through google forms and responses were collected and results were tabulated using SPSS software.This question regarding the awareness of Covid 19 ,80% of them agreed that it is caused by virus and 10 % did not agree that it's by virus. 55% of the students agreed that it can be prevented and 45% did not agree to it.So through this survey we conclude that students are more aware and cautious about this global pandemic and they will be more secured and follow all safety protocols to prevent them from any disease and treat patients without any barrier.
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