King Saud University Repository >
King Saud University >
Health Colleges >
College of Applied Medical Sciences >
College of Applied Medical Sciences >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/14577

Title: Infection control practice in private dental laboratories in Riyadh
Authors: AbdulAziz Abdullah Al-Kheraif Ph.D.
Keywords: - dental health care, infection control, private dental laboratories
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Saudi Dental Journal
Abstract: BACKGROUND: In view of the risk of infection of dental health care workers and patients, interruption of possible chains of infection is to be demanded. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to assess infection control practice in private dental laboratories in Riyadh City, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. METHODS: The study was conducted on thirty two private dental laboratories in Riyadh City regarding infection control practiced by these laboratories. The instrument of the study consisted of ten open-ended questions that were asked from the laboratories directors. RESULTS: A large percentage of the surveyed laboratories (87.5 %) did not implement any infection control protocol during their practice. The mean number of impressions received per week was 16. Most of the surveyed laboratories (90.6 %) had no way of communication with the clinics regarding the disinfection procedures. The results indicated that 62.5 % of the laboratories reported that they were aware that they may get infection from non-disinfected items. Only a small percentage (6.2%) of the laboratories added disinfecting agent to pumice slurry. Wearing laboratory coats was reported by 75% of the laboratory workers. The use of gloves during work was reported by 59.3% of the laboratories while 56.2% reported the use protective eyewear. Only 21.8% of the laboratories use face masks during work. CONCLUSIONS: Construction of infection control manuals that contain updated and recommended guidelines to ensure aseptic practice in private dental laboratories is highly recommended. Also, a way of communication between dentists and dental technicians regarding disinfection of laboratory items should be strongly encouraged.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/14577
Appears in Collections:College of Applied Medical Sciences

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
Paper 6.doc41.5 kBMicrosoft WordView/Open

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.


DSpace Software Copyright © 2002-2009 MIT and Hewlett-Packard - Feedback