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16 / 01 / 2021

 


Perception of dentists and patients about infection prevention and control in dental clinics: a review

Khalid A Al-Johani, Hamad Murayshid Alharbi, Majed Saqer Alotaibi, Hamad Majed Al Otaibi, Ahmad Samah Alonazi, Yousef Saqer Alotaibi.


Abstract
Dental procedures represent a significant risk of infection for both dentists and patients. However, good practices and behaviors towards infection control measures can protect both of them and significantly reduce this risk. Accordingly, the understanding of dentists' and patients' behavior is crucial. Through this systematic review, the perception of dentists, as well as patients about infection prevention and control in dental clinics, was explored. The medical literature was examined through four databases; Medline, OVID, Embase, and PubMed between 2010 and 2020. The used searching terms were: perception, practices, behavior, attitude, infection control, infection prevention, and dentist, patient, clinic, and dental. The following step was refining the outcomes only to comprise original research articles that examined the perception and behavior of dentists and patients towards infection prevention and control in outpatient dental clinics in different countries. Selected trials mentioned the population under investigation (patients or dentists). A total of 86 articles were retrieved. After the omission of review articles and including original research articles solely, 13 articles showed up, out of which 8 research articles were included. The perception of patients was evaluated in five studies, while the perception of dentists was evaluated in two studies, and one study evaluated the perception of dental students. The included studies covered the perception of 785 dentists, 512 dental students, and 1459 patients. Educational level, previous visits of patients, the gender of dentists, and their years of experience were all correlated to improved perception towards infection control. Perception of patients towards infection control measures require improvement, while dentists showed better perception compared to patients, particularly towards bloodborne infections.

Key words: Dental practice, infection control, infection prevention, patients, dentists.


 
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Al-Johani KA, Alharbi HM, Alotaibi MS, Otaibi HMA, Alonazi AS, Alotaibi YS. Perception of dentists and patients about infection prevention and control in dental clinics: a review. IJMDC. Online First: 16 Jan, 2021. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1609090238


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Al-Johani KA, Alharbi HM, Alotaibi MS, Otaibi HMA, Alonazi AS, Alotaibi YS. Perception of dentists and patients about infection prevention and control in dental clinics: a review. https://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=36367 [Access: May 12, 2024]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1609090238


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Al-Johani KA, Alharbi HM, Alotaibi MS, Otaibi HMA, Alonazi AS, Alotaibi YS. Perception of dentists and patients about infection prevention and control in dental clinics: a review. IJMDC. Online First: 16 Jan, 2021. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1609090238



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Al-Johani KA, Alharbi HM, Alotaibi MS, Otaibi HMA, Alonazi AS, Alotaibi YS. Perception of dentists and patients about infection prevention and control in dental clinics: a review. IJMDC, [cited May 12, 2024]; Online First: 16 Jan, 2021. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1609090238



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Al-Johani, K. A., Alharbi, . H. M., Alotaibi, . M. S., Otaibi, . H. M. A., Alonazi, . A. S. & Alotaibi, . Y. S. (2021) Perception of dentists and patients about infection prevention and control in dental clinics: a review. IJMDC, Online First: 16 Jan, 2021. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1609090238



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Al-Johani, Khalid A, Hamad Murayshid Alharbi, Majed Saqer Alotaibi, Hamad Majed Al Otaibi, Ahmad Samah Alonazi, and Yousef Saqer Alotaibi. 2021. Perception of dentists and patients about infection prevention and control in dental clinics: a review. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, Online First: 16 Jan, 2021. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1609090238



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Al-Johani, Khalid A, Hamad Murayshid Alharbi, Majed Saqer Alotaibi, Hamad Majed Al Otaibi, Ahmad Samah Alonazi, and Yousef Saqer Alotaibi. "Perception of dentists and patients about infection prevention and control in dental clinics: a review." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries Online First: 16 Jan, 2021. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1609090238



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Al-Johani, Khalid A, Hamad Murayshid Alharbi, Majed Saqer Alotaibi, Hamad Majed Al Otaibi, Ahmad Samah Alonazi, and Yousef Saqer Alotaibi. "Perception of dentists and patients about infection prevention and control in dental clinics: a review." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries Online First: 16 Jan, 2021. Web. 12 May 2024 doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1609090238



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Al-Johani, K. A., Alharbi, . H. M., Alotaibi, . M. S., Otaibi, . H. M. A., Alonazi, . A. S. & Alotaibi, . Y. S. (2021) Perception of dentists and patients about infection prevention and control in dental clinics: a review. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, Online First: 16 Jan, 2021. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1609090238





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