Factors Associated with Refusal to Treat HIV-Infected Patients: National Survey of Dentists in India
Science Journal of Public Health
Volume 1, Issue 2, May 2013, Pages: 51-55
Received: Apr. 7, 2013;
Published: May 2, 2013
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Ashish Bodhade, Dept of Oral Pathology, VSPM’S Dental College and Research Center, Nagpur 440019, India
Alka Dive, Dept of Oral Pathology, VSPM’S Dental College and Research Center, Nagpur 440019, India
Shubhangi Khandekar, Dept of Oral Pathology, VSPM’S Dental College and Research Center, Nagpur 440019, India
Akshay Dhoble, Dept of Oral Pathology, VSPM’S Dental College and Research Center, Nagpur 440019, India
Rohit Moharil, Dept of Oral Pathology, VSPM’S Dental College and Research Center, Nagpur 440019, India
Rahul Gayakwad, Dept of Public Health Dentistry, SPDC, Sawangi, Wardha, India
Satyajit Tekade, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology & Microbiology, Modern Dental College & Research Centre, Nainod, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
Many medical problems are encountered during treatment of oral diseases as well as many oral problems occur due to underlying medical conditions which necessitate modification during dental treatment. Presence of medical problems my require alteration in treatment protocol & it is combined efforts of medical practitioner and dental surgeon. The present study was designed to assess the causes of distress perceived by Dentists as well as whether there is discriminatory attitudes towards HIV infected patients due to lack of knowledge about how to treat such patients. There should be knowledge, awareness amongst dentist regarding the standard protocol for treatment of patients with medical problems to avoid dis-crimination and can render possible dental health care.
Factors Associated with Refusal to Treat HIV-Infected Patients: National Survey of Dentists in India, Science Journal of Public Health.
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