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Background:This study evaluated the knowledge, attitude, and practice (KAP) towards the infection control protocol followed by the dental laboratory personnel to control and contain the spread of COVID 19.
Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted to obtain information regarding knowledge, attitude, and practice towards infection control protocol followed by the dental laboratory personnel. All information was collected through a self-administered, closed-ended and structured questionnaire and the collected data were entered into a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet and analyzed using SPSS version 21. Intergroup comparison of levels of knowledge, attitude, and practices was done using chi square test. The level of significance was set at 0.05.
Results:A total of 167 dental laboratory personnel and were approached through social media and emails participated in the study, with a 100% response rate. In our study we found only 51.5%respondents were knowledgeable, 87.5% had a good attitude and 86.2% had good practices toward infection control protocol, during this COVID-19 pandemic.
Conclusion: Our study showed that dental laboratory personnel has a good attitude and practice towards infection control protocols.However, there was a lack in the knowledge of the basics of infection control standards to control and contain the spread of COVID 19.