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ntroduction: Although the doses of radiation encountered in dental radiology are low, they can cause stochastic effects, which are an all-or-nothing phenomenon. The objective of this study was to assess the level of knowledge and attitudes of Senegalese dental surgeons in radiation protection. Materials and methods: Self-administered questionnaires were distributed to collect information on: the importance of radiology in everyday practice, radiological equipment, frequency of radiological examinations, radioprotective means, the level of risk of X-rays. Data collected and analyzed with software Epi info 3.4.3. The level of significance is set at p?0.05 Results: 132 dental surgeons responded to the questionnaires. 91.14% of dental surgeons reported having an Xray machine, and 64% of them had systematic X-rays at the first visit. The retro-alveolar radiographs were the most prescribed 81.68% followed by panoramic x-rays 16.03%. Film films were used more often (75%) than digital receivers (25%). Only 16.35% reported having a radiation protection device, compared with 83.65%. Radiation protection devices used in oral and dental structures consisted of collimator (1.7%), lead collar (5.7%), lead apron (8.62%), leaded wall (0, 86%). Radiographic examinations were performed in, 80% in children without a radiation protection device and 50% in pregnant women. Conclusion: A minority of dental surgeons are aware of the existence of radiation protection rules. Continuous radioprotective training is necessary for better use of X-ray examinations

Auteur(s) : soumboundou sankoung
Pages : 88_92
Année de publication : 2017
Revue : Rev. CAMES SANTE
N° de volume : Vol.5, N° 1
Type : Article
Mise en ligne par : SOUMBOUNDOU Sankoung