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ISSN Print: 2394-7489, ISSN Online: 2394-7497
ICV 2018: 74.52

International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences

2018, Vol. 4 Issue 4, Part A

Disinfection of Gutta-Percha “A Cross Sectional Study on Knowledge, Awareness and Practice (KAP) Among General Dental Practitioners, Post Grad Students and Endodontic Specialists in Chhattisgarh State, India

AUTHOR(S): Dr. Pooja Deshmukh, Dr. Yogesh Sahu, Dr. Aditi Jain, Dr. Praveen Mishra, Dr. Priya Daga and Dr. Deepti Jain
ABSTRACT:Aim: (1) To evaluate the prevalence of gutta-percha disinfection practice among general practitioners, post graduates students and specialists in Chhattisgarh. (2) To check the sterility of two commercially available freshly and previously opened gutta-percha box which was exposed to the clinical environment. Materials and Methods: Data were collected in a prescribed format from 500 endodontic postgraduate students. The questionnaire was designed to evaluate their knowledge about standard sterilization protocols of gutta-percha points, attitude toward the utility of guidelines/protocols of sterilization in the success of root canal treatment and practice of these sterilization protocols. For microbial assay, 10 cones of freshly opened gutta-percha 6% taper of size 25 from diadent (Diadent Group International, Korea). Group A Dentsply (Dentsply Maillefer, Switzerland) Group B Cones from the same companies which was kept in chair side working environment during obturation were selected as Group C and Group D, respectively, for aerobic and anaerobic culturing. Results: Among the respondents 65% did not practice any disinfection protocols. Only 35%followed the disinfection of gutta-percha cones. In anaerobic culture Group B turned out to be positive in all samples, all other groups were negative. Conclusions: The endodontic postgraduate students possess adequate knowledge on disinfecting gutta-percha cones, but regular practice of this is uncommon. Microbial assay showed that even freshly opened gutta-percha cones might be contaminated.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Pooja Deshmukh, Dr. Yogesh Sahu, Dr. Aditi Jain, Dr. Praveen Mishra, Dr. Priya Daga and Dr. Deepti Jain. Disinfection of Gutta-Percha “A Cross Sectional Study on Knowledge, Awareness and Practice (KAP) Among General Dental Practitioners, Post Grad Students and Endodontic Specialists in Chhattisgarh State, India. International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences. 2018; 4(4): 13-16.
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