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ISSN Print: 2394-7489, ISSN Online: 2394-7497
ICV 2019: 92.11

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, 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. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2018;4(4):13-16.
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