Dr Ayesha Shabbir, Dr Qurat-ul-ain bukhari, Dr Usama Hafeez
Aim: The aim of the study was to assess the attitude of parents and their children to the use of gloves by dentists in a dental office. 314 parents and their children attending the pediatric department were asked to participate in the study. Children aged 11-15 took part. A questionnaire was used in the research. Methods: In the Dental department of Nishtar dental hospital, Multan for one-year duration from March 2019 to March 2020. 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 doctor and patient (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 children 92.3% and parents 94.9% believed that gloves should be changed after each patient's dental treatment. Conclusion: Most of the participants in this study indicated that dentists should wear gloves when treating their patients and would not bring children to a dentist who did not have adequate infection control procedures. The study found no significant difference in the responses between children and their parents.