Journal of Pharmacy And Bioallied Sciences

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 1442--1447

Knowledge, attitude and practice about radiation safety among the undergraduates in Eastern province dental college


M Nazargi Mahabob1, Mahmoud Alabdulsalam2, Abdulrahman Alabduladhem2, Sulaiman Alfayz2, Abdullah Alzuriq2, Ali Mohammed Almomin2 
1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Diagnostic Sciences, King Faisal University, Al Ahsa, KSA
2 Department of Interns, King Faisal University, Al Ahsa, KSA

Correspondence Address:
M Nazargi Mahabob
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Diagnostic Sciences, College of Dentistry, King Faisal University, Al Ahsa
KSA

Background: Despite the fact that X-rays have a direct or indirect effect on tissues, imaging techniques have become an important part of modern dentistry, and dentists rely on them for diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up. This necessitates that dentists have adequate expertise and attitude in order to defend themselves and their patients. Aim: The present study was conducted to assess the knowledge, attitude, and practice of clinical side dental students and General Dental Practitioners (GDPs) regarding dental radiation protection safety protocol. Study Design: It is a prospective cross-section study among dental undergraduates and GDPs. Materials and Methods: One hundred and sixteen participants took part in this study and comprised 116 clinical side dental students and GDPs. Participants' data were gathered through a questionnaire that asked about their knowledge and practice of radiation biology, danger, and protection. Collected data subjected to statistical analysis using the SPSS 21. Pearson Chi-square test was done to evaluate the statistical significance. The P value fixed at ≤ 0.05 for significant. Results: From 116 participants, around 89.7%% of the participants believed that dental X-rays are harmful and 81% are having knowledge about annual radiation dose limit for a dentist, and overall, 56% of the participants were aware about the harmful effects of radiation exposure. Conclusion: There is a need to expand the curriculum to provide better exposure to radiation protection and its practice so that these students on graduation will be well-grounded with the principle governing dental radiography.


How to cite this article:
Mahabob M N, Alabdulsalam M, Alabduladhem A, Alfayz S, Alzuriq A, Almomin AM. Knowledge, attitude and practice about radiation safety among the undergraduates in Eastern province dental college.J Pharm Bioall Sci 2021;13:1442-1447


How to cite this URL:
Mahabob M N, Alabdulsalam M, Alabduladhem A, Alfayz S, Alzuriq A, Almomin AM. Knowledge, attitude and practice about radiation safety among the undergraduates in Eastern province dental college. J Pharm Bioall Sci [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 Oct 2 ];13:1442-1447
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