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dc.contributor.authorWakayama, Bruno [UNESP]
dc.contributor.authorGarbin, Clea A.S. [UNESP]
dc.contributor.authorGarbin, Artenio J.S.
dc.contributor.authorSaliba, Tania A. [UNESP]
dc.contributor.authorGarbin, Artenio J.I. [UNESP]
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Contemporary Dental Practice, v. 20, n. 1, p. 13-19, 2019.
dc.description.abstractAim: To verify the immunization status of dental students against HBV using an immunochromatographic rapid test and explore its associated protective and preventive effects against the disease. Material and methods: This transversal epidemiological study was conducted in a public dental school in Brazil. A total of 263 dental students who were at clinical practice were invited to participate in the study. A semi-structured questionnaire that investigated the issues related to the theme was created for data collection. An immunochromatographic test for the detection of anti-Hepatitis B surface antigen was used to verify the immunization status. Data were analyzed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS). Results: Approximately 59.2% of the participants did not know the etiological agent of hepatitis B infection, and 36.6% did not know the number of doses of hepatitis B vaccines. Furthermore, 53.2% of the participants were immunized against HBV. Logistic regression showed that those who received less than three doses of the vaccine (OR = 2.539) or did not know how many doses they received (OR = 3.022) had higher risks of not developing the immunity. Moreover, age (OR = 0.834) was a protective factor against non-immunization. Conclusion: There was a low prevalence of dental students who were immunized against HBV. The number of vaccine doses received and the participants' age had significant associations with the immunization status. Clinical significance: Deals with an issue of major impact on the public health because of the high rates of hepatitis B in the general population, as well as the lack of knowledge of the subject by a large part of dental surgeons and dental students.en
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Contemporary Dental Practice
dc.subjectDental students
dc.subjectHepatitis B
dc.subjectHepatitis B vaccine
dc.titleHepatitis B immunization analysis: Tracking of antibody levels among dental patientsen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp)
dc.contributor.institutionSalesian Catholic University Center Auxilium
dc.description.affiliationDepartment of Pediatric and Social Dentistry School of Dentistry UNESP-São Paulo State University
dc.description.affiliationSalesian Catholic University Center Auxilium
dc.description.affiliationUnespDepartment of Pediatric and Social Dentistry School of Dentistry UNESP-São Paulo State University
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