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Quintessence International

Edited by Eli Eliav

ISSN 0033-6572 (print) • ISSN 1936-7163 (online)

Publication:
January 2004
Volume 35 , Issue 1

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Evaluation of infection-control practices by orthodontists in Turkey

Aynur Medine Sahin Sagglam, DDS, PhD; Nuri Sarikaya

Pages: 61-66
PMID: 14765643

The aim of this study was to investigate the cross-infection control procedures used by Turkish orthodontists. A questionnaire was mailed to 268 orthodontists to determine the attitude toward infection-control procedures. Responses were received from 194 orthodontists, and the reply data were analyzed. Of the 194 orthodontists who completed and returned the questionnaire, 77.3% had been vaccinated for hepatitis B, and 24.2% always wear a mask when treating their patients. While 48.5% of the respondent orthodontists always wear gloves, 4.1% never wear gloves.

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