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dc.contributor.authorDarwish, R.O.
dc.contributor.authorAl Khatib, I.A.
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T07:52:10Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T07:52:10Z
dc.date.issued2006EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/12_S2/12_S2_2006_217_222.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117211
dc.descriptionS217-S222EN
dc.description.abstractDisposal of dental waste was investigated at 37 randomly selected clinics in Ramallah and Al-Bireh cities: 31 private practices and 6 public/NGO clinics. Dentists were interviewed regarding their disposal of different forms of dental waste. Disinfectants and X-ray processing solution were thrown down the drain. For sharps, 13.5% of dentists used puncture-resistant containers [‎only in the public/ NGO clinics]‎, 45.9% discarded needles directly in the garbage after being recapped and 40.5% placed the used needles and blades in closed plastic bottles before throwing in the general garbage. Blood-soaked dressings and amalgam waste were also thrown in the garbage. While 10.75% of dentists were vaccinated against hepatitis B, 47% of the staff at private clinics were notEN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.subjectDentist's Practice PatternsEN
dc.subjectDentistsEN
dc.subjectHepatitis B VaccinesEN
dc.subjectUniversal PrecautionsEN
dc.subject.meshDental WasteEN
dc.titleEvaluation of dental waste management in two cities in PalestineEN
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 12 (‎Supp.2)‎, S217-S222, 2006


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