Knowledge, Attitude and Practices of Dental Practitioners in Chennai Towards Management of Hazardous Dental Radiological Waste –A Cross Sectional Survey

Authors

  • Ranjit Kumar
  • Uma Maheswari
  • Lubna Fathima
  • Jasmine Crena
  • Santo Grace
  • Suba.A

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i3.15347

Keywords:

Attitude, Dental waste, knowledge, Practice and Waste management

Abstract

Background: Management of hazardous dental radiological waste is very important for the dentist to known
and practice correct protocol. The aim of the study is to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice among
the dental professionals in Chennai, towards disposal of radiographic hazardous waste.
Materials and Methods: One hundred dental practitioners from different part of the city were participated
in this study. A set of hundred questions were given to the education qualification divided into 2 groups,
those with BDS (UG degree) and MDS (PG degree) and the answers obtained was tabulated and recorded.
Descriptive statistics were calculated for all the questions recorded among the education qualification they
were divided into 2 groups, those with BDS (UG degree) and MDS (PG degree) in chennai city and chi
square test was done to find the association between the questions recorded.
Result: Among the participants, they found a positive association between some questionnaire while
assessing the experience of practice whereas based on qualification of the participant they was no association
between the questionnaire.
Conclusions: This study is to bring out sustainable social and behavioural change and to reinforce the moral
and professional obligations of the dental surgeon towards human health and environment therefore it is
important to collect base-line and follow up data to evaluate the outcome of any awareness programs aimed
at promoting good hazardous waste management practice.

Author Biographies

Ranjit Kumar

Master of Dental Surgery, Senior Lecturer, Department of Periodontics, SRM Dental College and Hospital, Ramapuram, Chennai, India

Uma Maheswari

Dental Practitioner, Chennai, Department of Public Health Dentistry,SRM Dental College and Hospital, Ramapuram, Chennai, India

Lubna Fathima

Post
Graduate Student (Master of Dental Surgery), Department of Public Health Dentistry,, Department of Public Health Dentistry,
SRM Dental College and Hospital, Ramapuram, Chennai, India

Jasmine Crena

Master of Dental Surgery,
senior lecturer, Department of Department of periodontic, 
SRM Dental College and Hospital, Ramapuram, Chennai, India

Santo Grace

Master of Dental Surgery, Senior Lecturer, Department
of Public Health Dentistry, 
SRM Dental College and Hospital, Ramapuram, Chennai, India

Suba.A

Bachelor of Dental Surgery, Department of Public Health Dentistry,
SRM Dental College and Hospital, Ramapuram, Chennai, India

Published

2021-05-17

How to Cite

Ranjit Kumar, Uma Maheswari, Lubna Fathima, Jasmine Crena, Santo Grace, & Suba.A. (2021). Knowledge, Attitude and Practices of Dental Practitioners in Chennai Towards Management of Hazardous Dental Radiological Waste –A Cross Sectional Survey. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(3), 454-463. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i3.15347