International Arab Journal of Dentistry


Hepatitis B continues to be a serious occupational concern for dental healthcare practitioners, with the possibility of transmission occurring during patient care practices. The incidence of hepatitis B amongst dentists, the factors raising their occupational risk, and the efficiency of vaccination programs in reducing this risk are all examined in this paper's methodical evaluation of the body of prior research. This study addresses the important confluence of hepatitis B infection, occupational exposure, and vaccination status amongst dentists. In addition, it provides methods for improving the protection of dental professionals against hepatitis B infection by summarizing major findings and highlighting gaps in current knowledge, assuring the safety of both healthcare workers and their patients. The main objective of the study is to assess the relationship between Hepatitis B vaccination status and immunization level as measured by anti-HBs titer among a population of 192 dentists in Lebanon.