Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Dentists on Medical Devices: Study in the Region of Dakar, Senegal
Science Journal of Public Health
Volume 4, Issue 5, September 2016, Pages: 396-400
Received: Jul. 20, 2016;
Accepted: Aug. 1, 2016;
Published: Aug. 21, 2016
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Kanouté Aida, Public Health Service, Department of Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine, Pharmacy and Dentistry, University Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal
Lo Cheikh Mouhamadou Mbacké, Public Health Service, Department of Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine, Pharmacy and Dentistry, University Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal
Faye Daouda, Public Health Service, Department of Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine, Pharmacy and Dentistry, University Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal
Cisse Daouda, Public Health Service, Department of Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine, Pharmacy and Dentistry, University Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal
Diop Mbathio, Public Health Service, Department of Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine, Pharmacy and Dentistry, University Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal
Galzim Marwane, Department of Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine, Pharmacy and Dentistry, University Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal
Fall Mamadou, Toxicology and Hydrology Laboratory, Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Pharmacy and Dentistry, University Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal
The aim of this study was to test the level of knowledge, attitudes and practices of the dental surgeon on medical device in the region of Dakar. This was a descriptive and cross-sectional study covering 130 dental surgeons practicing in the region of Dakar, selected following stratified sampling. One stratum grouped 60% of the sample that worked in dental public structures. Another stratum gathered 40% of the sample who were dentists working in private dental structures. More than half of the dental surgeons (53.8%) have at least observed once an adverse effect case with a predominance of allergy (42%). The prevailing attitude was to stop or removal of the material. However, more than 86% of the sample have never reported or notified any adverse effects following use of any material. Almost 9/10th of the surveyed sample (88.5%) have never been trained on medical device vigilance. These results strongly advocate for the integration of medical device vigilance in the current health monitoring system and for an improved awareness in notifying and spontaneously reporting adverse effects observed in the use of medical device. More than half of the dental surgeons (48.40%) do not define the medical device vigilance.
Lo Cheikh Mouhamadou Mbacké,
Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Dentists on Medical Devices: Study in the Region of Dakar, Senegal, Science Journal of Public Health.
Vol. 4, No. 5,
2016, pp. 396-400.
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