Original Article

IJMDC. 2020; 4(11): 1812-1817

Knowledge, attitude, and practice of dentists and dental auxiliaries toward HBV prevention

Authors: Heba Alharbi, Amjad Alqarni, Asrar Alharbi, Wasayef Alharbi, Mahmoud Zuhair Saeed.

ABSTRACT

Background: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a critical issue for medical healthcare providers throughout the world. Dental practitioners mostly face the highest risk of infection by HBV as they regularly deal with blood and body fluids. This study aims to detect the knowledge, attitude, and practice levels of the dental personnel toward HBV infection in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Methodology: A descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out on the dentists and dental hygienists working in Jeddah district, Saudi Arabia, from June to August 2020. Data were collected using a well-constructed online questionnaire. Filled questionnaires were reviewed for completeness and accuracy before the data were coded, processed, and analyzed using the Statistical Package for the Social Science (SPSS Inc., Chicago, IL) version 23. Results: A total of 324 dentists, dental hygienists, and dental graduates were participated in this study. Hence, the whole population showed a good level of knowledge about HBV. The majority of the dental staff were vaccinated against HBV (95.1%). On the other hand, their attitude had slight differences among the different levels of education as hardly half of the dental hygienists (50.7%) knew about the different doses of the recombinant vaccine against HBV, whereas the rest of them already knew about the doses. Conclusion: The study demonstrated desirable results about the dentistsí knowledge and attitude toward HBV infection but reported undesirable results regarding their practice with low infection control measure standards and incommensurate awareness about the concept of postexposure prophylaxis among the dental personnel in all their educational levels.

Keywords:
Hepatitis B virus, HPV, Infection control, Post Exposure Prophylaxis, Prevention.


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Knowledge, attitude, and practice of dentists and dental auxiliaries toward HBV prevention


Authors
Heba Alharbi
College of Dentistry, Al-Farabi College of Dentistry, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Amjad Alqarni
College of Dentistry, Al-Farabi College of Dentistry, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Asrar Alharbi
College of Dentistry, Al-Farabi college of Dentistry, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Wasayef Alharbi
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, College of Dentistry, Al-Farabi College of Dentistry, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia .
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Mahmoud Zuhair Saeed

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. College of Dentistry, Al-Farabi College of Dentistry, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; alharbihebaar@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 16 Sep 2020
Accepted 08 Oct 2020
Published online 22 Oct 2020
Published in print 05 Nov 2020

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Alharbi H, Alqarni A, Alharbi A, Alharbi W, Saeed MZ. Knowledge, attitude, and practice of dentists and dental auxiliaries toward HBV prevention. IJMDC. 2020; 4(11): 1812-1817. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1600202832


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Alharbi H, Alqarni A, Alharbi A, Alharbi W, Saeed MZ. Knowledge, attitude, and practice of dentists and dental auxiliaries toward HBV prevention. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=135378 [Access: January 25, 2021]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1600202832


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Alharbi H, Alqarni A, Alharbi A, Alharbi W, Saeed MZ. Knowledge, attitude, and practice of dentists and dental auxiliaries toward HBV prevention. IJMDC. 2020; 4(11): 1812-1817. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1600202832


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Alharbi H, Alqarni A, Alharbi A, Alharbi W, Saeed MZ. Knowledge, attitude, and practice of dentists and dental auxiliaries toward HBV prevention. IJMDC. (2020), [cited January 25, 2021]; 4(11): 1812-1817. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1600202832


Harvard Style

Alharbi, H., Alqarni, . A., Alharbi, . A., Alharbi, . W. & Saeed, . M. Z. (2020) Knowledge, attitude, and practice of dentists and dental auxiliaries toward HBV prevention. IJMDC, 4 (11), 1812-1817. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1600202832


Turabian Style

Alharbi, Heba, Amjad Alqarni, Asrar Alharbi, Wasayef Alharbi, and Mahmoud Zuhair Saeed. 2020. Knowledge, attitude, and practice of dentists and dental auxiliaries toward HBV prevention. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (11), 1812-1817. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1600202832


Chicago Style

Alharbi, Heba, Amjad Alqarni, Asrar Alharbi, Wasayef Alharbi, and Mahmoud Zuhair Saeed. "Knowledge, attitude, and practice of dentists and dental auxiliaries toward HBV prevention." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4 (2020), 1812-1817. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1600202832


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Alharbi, Heba, Amjad Alqarni, Asrar Alharbi, Wasayef Alharbi, and Mahmoud Zuhair Saeed. "Knowledge, attitude, and practice of dentists and dental auxiliaries toward HBV prevention." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 4.11 (2020), 1812-1817. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1600202832


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Alharbi, H., Alqarni, . A., Alharbi, . A., Alharbi, . W. & Saeed, . M. Z. (2020) Knowledge, attitude, and practice of dentists and dental auxiliaries toward HBV prevention. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 4 (11), 1812-1817. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1600202832


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