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INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PHARMACEUTICAL RESEARCH

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Awareness on Disposal of Liquid Waste in Dentistry Among Dental Students

Author: KAVIYASELVI GURUMURTHY, DHANRAJ GANAPATHY, KEERTHI SASANKA
Abstract: Background: Despite the advancing technological methods to prevent diseases, outbreaks become more common due to the ineffective waste disposal methods followed in dental clinics. The most abundant component of these dental wastes is mercury which could prove to be fatal if a person comes in contact with it in a lethal dose. To avoid this, safe and effective disposal techniques have to be implemented and followed. Further, the number of diseases that can be transmitted through ineffective wastes disposal must be brought under control. The present study aims at determining the awareness on safe disposal of dental waste and the type of disposal system vastly followed. Materials and methods: a self accessible questionnaire consisting of 10 questions was circulated online and the results were graphically interpreted. Result: the survey showed that a significantly high concentration of people were unaware of the effective disposal techniques and there was a growing need to spread information on the same. Conclusion: the study concluded that there was an alarming need to educate the population on the waste management system to prevent the rise in number of people suffering from fatal diseases such as HIV and hepatitis. Further, the study also proved to be useful for advanced research on the same
Keyword: waste, disposal, hereditary diseases, effective techniques, hazardous
DOI: https://doi.org/10.31838/ijpr/2020.12.03.381
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