Healthcare Studies

Research Article

Evaluation of infection control measures among dental Technicians in Benghazi City Libya

  • By Muna. R. Farag, Abdelsalam I ELhddad, Hawwa S Beaayou, Roba I EL-Refadi, Halima A Ayyad - 02 May 2024
  • Healthcare Studies, Volume: 2, Issue: 1, Pages: 46 - 53
  • Received: November 30, 2023; Accepted: April 17, 2024; Published: May 2, 2024


A cross infection is transfer of harmful microorganisms from susceptible host to reservoir these microorganisms. In general, dental technicians may be exposed to infection with non-disinfected items especially if are handled without gloves and masks wearing, to control these ways of transmission it recommended focuses more on disinfection practice for them. The aim of this paper is to assess practice of routine infection control among dental technicians in dental laboratories.
Methods: This was a secondary data study extracted from primary data through a cross-sectional study of a random sample of 100 dental technician at dental laboratories (private and public), Benghazi, Libya used a self-administrated questionnaire that designed to evaluate practice of infection control measures among them. The collected data were analysed using SPSS for Windows, version 16. The alpha value was 0.05 Results: a significantly higher proportion of males’s dental technicians comparing to female 61.1% and38.9%respectively. Most the participants (94.1% and 88.2%) who work in both (private and public) washing their hands before and after using gloves and wear gloves during work respectively. statistically significant was observed in the categories age and practice. The technicians who their age 50 years and more had good practices than other groups.
Conclusion: Public and private laboratories must enforce the already existing Stander precaution, and all technicians should be made aware of this policy by continues education program about infection control and necessity involved during their study curriculum before work.