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A survey study was conducted with the participation of 55 dentists. It turned out that 65 percent of the physicians participating in the study asked the patients they examined if they had an infectious disease, while 35 percent did not ask. Physicians should be as cautious as if the disease has always existed.

In a thesis study, it was aimed to examine the knowledge levels, attitudes and behaviors of dentists against the condition that they are exposed to certain infectious diseases during the examination and treatment procedures of infected patients.

The study was carried out with the participation of 60 dentists. AIDS, hepatitis B, tuberculosis, influenza and mumps diseases with direct and indirect transmission risks by droplets and so on, especially in cases of close contact, have been discussed. In the study, an 22-question questionnaire prepared in areas where dentists are directly interested in patients was applied to dentists. Statistical evaluation of the obtained data was carried out.


According to the results of the statistical analysis obtained, 65 percent of dentists stated that they questioned whether the patients they examined had an infectious disease, while 35 percent did not question. 30 Percent of dentists stated that the hygiene level of their working environment is not enough. When asked if they had come to work during the time they had the flu infection, only 15 percent answered, ‘I’m definitely not coming’. It was seen that there is a significant relationship between the working years of dentists and the cases of coming to work during periods when they have had a flu infection. 54 Percent of dentists considered all infectious diseases included in the dissertation study to be a risk. It was found that the difference between the working year of dentists and the status of the infectious diseases as a risk is significant.

According to the results of the survey study conducted; As a result of the thesis, it is said that dentists consider infectious diseases to be a professional risk and have a high awareness of infectious diseases.

‘The results of the survey study conducted at the end of the thesis revealed that dentists consider infectious diseases to be a professional risk and have a high awareness of infectious diseases’ at the end of the thesis. The proportion of dentists who are not aware of 38 – 40 percent is very high, and by a simple calculation, most of these diseases are transmitted from the dentist to the doorstep.


Even the 1 percent transmission rate in health is too much for us. The precautionary work of only 53 percent of dentists against infectious diseases is a great danger. The duty of dental patients is to choose their physicians well and to ask their physicians for information about whether sterilization measures have been taken and to inform their physicians if they have an infectious disease.

Everyone needs to take care of their dental health. It will be useful for them to have their teeth examined frequently. People with infectious diseases also need to be examined. But infectious diseases are diseases that pose a high risk.

Therefore, people with infectious diseases should inform their dentist about their condition before undergoing an examination.

If they are not mentioned, these diseases can be transmitted to the dentist and the assistant dentist during the examination, as well as to other patients from them.

Your dentist will take adequate precautions in this case. For this reason, you should be honest with your doctor and tell him about the situation.


Dentists take all necessary measures to ensure that their patients do not get infected. But it is extremely important that you also inform your doctor correctly, provide information if you have an infectious disease. It is essential that the dentist knows the general health status of his patient. Because an intervention in the mouth can also affect other organs of the body.

But a good dentist thinks of every patient as if they have an infectious disease before treatment and takes precautions accordingly.


Since there will be external contact, we can indicate diseases such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C, AIDS and Tuberculosis among the diseases that can be transmitted in blood and saliva. These diseases are diseases that can be transmitted during dental treatment. It is true that a dentist can get a virus from his patient. Because dentistry is open to cuts and scratches and can thus get blood or secretions from an HIV into your body. But this is only technically true, because due to the simple measures taken, no such cases have been observed to date. Then we can’t look at this as a potential route of transmission.

Dentists sterilize the instruments they use for treatment with great care. Because these are instruments that penetrate into human tissues and are in contact with the patient’s blood. Against this obvious danger, physicians, of course, have made it a habit to take the necessary measures, which is impossible to forget or neglect. Before the days when the hepatitis B virus became widespread, dentists were taking the necessary precautions. They wore best gloves, mouth masks, glasses and used aprons during their studies. All instruments, including dental mirrors used by dentists, are sterilized.


There are about 200 mouth-related symptoms of the disease. Sometimes a dentist can reveal a health problem that other doctors have not yet noticed. For example, abundant and frequent bleeding of the gums can be a consequence of leukemia. The smell of acetone in the mouth is a sign of high sugar. The dentist can also catch the first signs of many diseases. In addition, the dentist also addresses the effects of certain diseases on the mouth. This is especially the case with AIDS. The dentist will definitely tell his patient about such signs. The situation is very pronounced, especially in AIDS. 95 percent of AIDS patients have oral problems caused by HIV infection.

Let’s remind you once again that AIDS is not transmitted by normal daily contacts.

Turkey Medicals – shaking hands, sharing food, using the same fork-knife is not cause of transmission. In order to transmit HIV, direct contact of blood or certain certain tissues with HIV-infected blood, sperm, fertilized egg secretions, or breast milk is required. The most obvious ways of transmission are sexual intercourse, joint use of syringes, and blood transfusion.


All this should be in between the dentist and the patient before starting treatment. It is necessary to establish trust between the physician and the patient. This is a very important issue in the treatment of the medical field. The information that the patient will provide about his infectious disease will draw an important path for the treatment scheme that the doctor will organize. But since our expert dentists in Turkey will consider such a disease to be among the possibilities, they will carry out decontamination procedures before treatment. The instruments to be used during the treatment stage are cleaned. Sterilization in dentistry is quite important.


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Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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