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Table 4 Dentists’ correct responses regarding practice after the announcement of the first case of COVID-19 (N = 358)

From: Assessment of knowledge and practice of dentists towards Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): a cross-sectional survey from Lebanon

Items Response
n %
P1. I clean my hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water 354 98.9
P2. I Clean and disinfect environmental surfaces 344 96.1
P3. I Wear the personal protective equipment such as dental goggle, mask, gloves, face shield, head cover and feet cover (dentist) 278 77.7
P4. I wear the personal protective equipment such as dental goggle, mask, gloves, face shield head cove and feet cover (assistant and team) 236 65.9
P5. I wash my hands before and after patient treatment 354 98.9
P6. Change gloves after each patient 358 100
P7. I Perform hand hygiene Before putting on gloves and again immediately after removing gloves 349 97.5
P8. I Avoid busy clinic and I give separate appointments 311 86.9
P9.I provide patients with alcoholic disinfectants and masks in the waiting rooms 239 66.8
P10. I Disinfect all surfaces, chairs, and doors of the waiting room every 2 h with Chlore solution or any type of sterilizer 225 62.8
P11. I Disinfect the patient’s chair and light between the patient and the other 287 80.2
  1. n frequency, % percentage