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PREVALENCE OF PERCUTANEOUS EXPOSURE INJURIES AS PROFESSIONAL THREAT IN GENERAL DENTAL PRACTICE, PREVENTION AND CONTROL AGAINST PEI RELATED INFECTIOUS DISEASES IN AL-AHSA, SAUDI ARABIA

Fatimah Albader*, Fatimah Bomijdad, Batool Almubarak and Zahraa Alkhars

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In spite the numerous technical advances in recent years, many occupational health problems persist in modern dentistry. These include percutaneous exposure injuries (PEI); exposure to infectious diseases (including bio aerosols), radiation, dental materials, and noise; musculoskeletal disorders; dermatitis and respiratory disorders; eye injuries; & psychological problems. Percutaneous Exposure Injuries remains a particular concern, as there is an almost constant risk of exposure to dangerous infectious agents. Strategies to minimize Percutaneous Exposure Injuries and their consequences should continue to be employed, including sound infection control practices, continuing education, and hepatitis B immunization. As of any infection control protocols, dentists must continue to utilize personal protective measures and appropriate sterilization or the high-level disinfection techniques. Aside from biological hazards, dentists continue to suffer a high prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders, especially of the back, neck, and shoulders. The cause for the success in decreasing needle stick and sharps injuries may attribute to the end of needle re-capping & the use of safer needle devices, sharps objects collection boxes, gloves and personal protective gear, and universal precautions.

Keywords: Percutaneous exposure injuries, hepatitis B, needle stick.


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