KNOWLEDGE ABOUT REUSE AND RECYCLING OF DENTAL WASTES MANAGEMENT: AN INSTITUTIONAL SURVEY STUDY

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Somalee Mahapatra1, Manoranjan Dash2 , Aurolipi
Priyanka Debta, Saswati Siddharatha, Subhashis Mohanty

Abstract

Abstract:


Background:


The healthcare facilitators should have the perception and be knowledgeable with having an insight to holistically practicing in relation to dental waste management. Although all around the world many studies conducted which suggested that there is still lot of gap in the perception about DWM and the actual practice followed regarding reuse and recycling. So an assessment is needed to discover this degree and the breach between the perception, insight and the practices among the dental faculties & students in a dental college at Bhubaneswar, Odisha which will   help in initiating reuse and recycling of the dental  wastes.


Material & Methods :


This is a cross sectional study which demonstrated the bridge between the perception and insight about dental biomedical waste management.


Results: About 79%of MDS & 59% of BDS respondents were aware about the reuse section and 83%MDS and 81%BDS respondents aware about the recycling section for the dental waste in their Institution.


Conclusions: The results indicates that  strategy can be formulated by the authorities of the hospital from the data collected for the improvement of  dental waste  for  reuse and recycling of the dental wastes in order to achieve  environmental  sustainability. In relation to the BMW management as per this study the dental students are less knowledgeable about the reusing and recycling of the dental wastes. As the dental waste has an influence on the environment so immediate academicals evaluation is needed for the   management of these dental wastes along with   training section about the awareness is essential by which  the dental students   will become knowledgeable about reuse and recycling of dental waste to reduce the burden on earth.


 

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Aurolipi, S. M. M. D. , & Subhashis Mohanty, P. D. S. S. (2024). KNOWLEDGE ABOUT REUSE AND RECYCLING OF DENTAL WASTES MANAGEMENT: AN INSTITUTIONAL SURVEY STUDY. Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum, 34(3s), 2097–2103. Retrieved from http://obstetricsandgynaecologyforum.com/index.php/ogf/article/view/634
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