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Introduction: Every occupation has its own hazards and risks. Occupational hazard is defined as a risk to a person in his working environment. It can be a fatal accident, minor to severe injuries, allergic and systemic effects. Besides these consequences which occur immediately, there are those that appear at a latter period.
Aim & Objective: To evaluate of aptitude and knowledge of occupational hazards in India among dental practitioner.
Materials & Methods: A quick online cross-sectional study was conducted among Dentists in India with approval sought from IEC. The questionnaire was sent to 410 Dentists in India, out of those 335 responded. Chi square test was employed. P value (<0.05) was considered statistically significant.
Results: 77.8% Dental professionals responded that occupational hazard is risk to a person in a working environment. 64.8% dentists want to know about occupational hazards to protect ourselves & our colleagues from occupational hazards.
Conclusion: Several occupational hazards and risks remain a serious concern in a Dental practice, particularly Musculoskeletal disorders, contact dermatitis, high speed projectiles and bio-aerosols.