Dentists' perceptions of occupational hazards and preventive measures in East Jerusalem.

@article{AlKhatib2006DentistsPO,
  title={Dentists' perceptions of occupational hazards and preventive measures in East Jerusalem.},
  author={Issam A Al-Khatib and M Ishtayeh and H Barghouty and B Akkawi},
  journal={Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de sante de la Mediterranee orientale = al-Majallah al-sihhiyah li-sharq al-mutawassit},
  year={2006},
  volume={12 1-2},
  pages={
          153-60
        }
}
Dentists, like other health professionals, are exposed to various occupational health problems, with specific ones of their own. A randomly distributed sample of 40 (42.2%) dentists working in East Jerusalem was interviewed. A questionnaire was used to detect their perception of occupational hazards. Most respondents were aware of biological hazards: 38% specifically mentioned hepatitis B virus and 13% human immunodeficiency virus. Perceived sources of stress included factors that coincided… CONTINUE READING

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