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2017 | January-April | Volume 11 | Issue 1

EDITORIAL

CM Marya

Editorial

[Year:2017] [Month:January-April] [Volume:11] [Number:1] [Pages:1] [Pages No:0 - 0]

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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Les Kalman

Identifying the Spatial Distribution of Dental Outreach Program in London, Ontario

[Year:2017] [Month:January-April] [Volume:11] [Number:1] [Pages:4] [Pages No:1 - 4]

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Abstract

How to cite this article

Kalman L. Identifying the Spatial Distribution of Dental Outreach Program in London, Ontario. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2017;11(1):1-4.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

VN Shankar, Ashwini

Prevalence of Maxillofacial Fractures in Southern Provinces of India

[Year:2017] [Month:January-April] [Volume:11] [Number:1] [Pages:3] [Pages No:5 - 7]

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Abstract

Objective

The study was conducted to evaluate the prevalence of maxillofacial fractures in southern provinces of India.

Materials and methods

Data of a total of 2,037 patients were analyzed retrospectively over a period of 3 years, i.e., from 2010 to 2013, from various maxillofacial trauma centers of Karnataka, India.

Results

Study revealed that the maxillofacial fractures had male (87.5%) preponderance and its peak incidence was during 20 to 30 years of age. Isolated mandibular fractures were the most common type of fractures with 1,035 patients (50.81%), followed by isolated midface fractures in 526 patients (25.82%). Among midface fractures, zygomatic bone and arch were most frequently involved.

Conclusion

Mandible was the frequent site involved. Among maxillary fractures, zygomatic bone and arch were more often involved.

How to cite this article

Shankar VN, Ashwini. Prevalence of Maxillofacial Fractures in Southern Provinces of India. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2017;11(1):5-7.

RESEARCH ARTICLE

VK Prashanth, HC Jadhav, AS Dodamani, GA Dodamani, AP Vishwakarma

Assessment of Knowledge, Attitude, and Practices regarding Awareness of Biomedical Waste Management among Health Care Personnel: A Cross-sectional Survey

[Year:2017] [Month:January-April] [Volume:11] [Number:1] [Pages:5] [Pages No:8 - 12]

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Abstract

Introduction

Waste generated due to health care practice is a subset of hazardous biomedical waste (BMW). Health care practices generate large amounts of cotton, plastic, latex, glass, sharps, extracted teeth, and other materials, which may be contaminated with body fluids.

Objectives

The objectives are to assess knowledge, attitude, and practices of health care personnel regarding BMW management and to determine awareness regarding needle-stick injury among different categories of health care professionals.

Materials and methods

The present cross-sectional study includes health care personnel in A.C.P.M. Dental College, Dhule, Maharashtra, India. A structured, self-administered questionnaire consisting of 15 closed-ended questions was employed to 100 staff (nurses, lab technicians, and class IV employees). Among all, 80 responded and willingly participated in the survey and filled the questionnaire.

Results

The results of the present study showed that there is remarkable difference between the knowledge, attitude, and practices of nurses, laboratory technicians, and class IV employees regarding BMW management. Also, there is lack of awareness regarding needle-stick injuries.

Conclusion

Present study showed lack of knowledge and awareness toward BMW management. As a consequence, there is an inappropriate practice of BMW handling and management, thus exposing themselves and the general public to health and environment hazards.

How to cite this article

Prashanth VK, Jadhav HC, Dodamani AS, Dodamani GA, Kshirsagar MM, Vishwakarma AP. Assessment of Knowledge, Attitude, and Practices regarding Awareness of Biomedical Waste Management among Health Care Personnel: A Cross-sectional Survey. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2017;11(1):8-12.

REVIEW ARTICLE

Rakesh Mittal, M Singla, H Aggarwal

Healing Effect of Botox in Dental Office

[Year:2017] [Month:January-April] [Volume:11] [Number:1] [Pages:6] [Pages No:13 - 18]

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Abstract

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Mittal R, Singla M, Aggarwal H. Healing Effect of Botox in Dental Office. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2017;11(1):13-18.

CASE REPORT

A Singh, Kundendu A Bishen, M Limaye, K Mishra

Bilateral Plunging Ranula due to Habitual Etiology

[Year:2017] [Month:January-April] [Volume:11] [Number:1] [Pages:4] [Pages No:19 - 22]

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Abstract

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Bishen KA, Singh A, Limaye M, Mishra K. Bilateral Plunging Ranula due to Habitual Etiology. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2017;11(1):19-22.

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