Awareness of Biomedical Waste Management among Dental Professionals | Abstract

Journal of Research in Medical and Dental Science
eISSN No. 2347-2367 pISSN No. 2347-2545

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Awareness of Biomedical Waste Management among Dental Professionals

Author(s): Ramvihari Thota* and Senthilnathan Periasamy


Aim: The aim of this study is to find out how aware the people from dental professionals are with the biomedical waste management. Method: The study was conducted among various dental professionals who include graduates and clinicians using a questionnaire. The questions were related to the biomedical waste management procedures they follow in their clinics or hospitals and their knowledge among the biomedical waste management. Results: In the aspect of biomedical waste management policies, there was a highly significant difference in the responses of the dental professionals whose answers suggested that regarding biomedical waste management practices, the dental professionals were significantly more aware of the method of waste collection in the hospital and employee education/awareness but were less aware of the disposal of various items into different color coded bags. Conclusion: The results of this study have demonstrated a lack of awareness of most aspects of biomedical waste management among dental professionals in the dental hospital/clinics.

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