Muhammad Nauman Umer, Zarmeena Qamar, Tehreem Fatima
Aim: The aim of the study was to evaluate the attitude of parents and their children to the use of gloves by dentists in a dental clinic. Place and Duration: This study was conducted in Punjab Dental Hospital, Lahore for one-year duration from April 2019 to April 2020. Methods: 314 parents and their children attending the pediatric dental clinic were asked to participate in the study. Children aged 11-15 participated. A questionnaire was used in the research. Results: The majority of children and their parents (94.9% and 96.2%, respectively) stated that wearing gloves is important during dental treatment. The majority of participants stated that gloves are worn to protect the doctors and patients (94.9% and 90.8%, respectively). 94.4% of children and parents did not like going to the dentist who did not wear gloves. Most of the kids 92.3% and parents of 94.9% believed that each patient's gloves should be changed after dental treatment. Conclusion: Most of the participants in this study indicated that dentists should wear gloves when treating their patients and will not refer their children to a dentist who does not have adequate infection control procedures. The study found no significant difference in the responses between children and their parents.