Infection control knowledge, practice, and attitudes of Mississippi dental hygienists.

  title={Infection control knowledge, practice, and attitudes of Mississippi dental hygienists.},
  author={S. Joshua Daniel and Stephen L Silberman and Eileen M. Bryant and Edward F. Meydrech},
  journal={Journal of dental hygiene : JDH},
  volume={70 1},
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to assess Mississippi dental hygienists' knowledge and use of infection control techniques, attitudes pertaining to universal precautions and the risk of clinician/patient cross-infection, and attitudes toward treatment of patients with infectious diseases. METHODS A 41-item questionnaire was mailed to all 508 licensed dental hygienists in Mississippi. Inactive, retired, and out-of-state hygienists (n = 59) were deleted from this study. The data were… CONTINUE READING


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