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Cross-infection risks associated with high-speed dental handpieces.

dc.contributor.authorHauman C.H.
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-15T15:58:04Z
dc.date.available2011-05-15T15:58:04Z
dc.date.issued1993
dc.identifier.citationThe Journal of the Dental Association of South Africa = Die Tydskrif van die Tandheelkundige Vereniging van Suid-Afrika
dc.identifier.citation48
dc.identifier.citation7
dc.identifier.issn118516
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/10757
dc.description.abstractThe effect of external chemical disinfection and flushing the water lines of dental handpieces with water, on bacterial contamination of these handpieces, was investigated. External chemical wiping reduced the numbers of viable organisms present on the external surfaces of handpieces, but did not eliminate them completely. Micro-organisms were still present on the internal surfaces after flushing the handpieces with water for a period of five minutes. Sterilisation and/or disinfection of both the internal and external surfaces of handpieces are essential to minimise the risk of cross-infection from this source in the dental surgery.
dc.subjectarticle
dc.subjectbacterial count
dc.subjectcross infection
dc.subjectdental equipment
dc.subjectdisinfection
dc.subjectequipment
dc.subjecthuman
dc.subjectinfection control
dc.subjectmethodology
dc.subjectmicrobiology
dc.subjectrisk factor
dc.subjectStaphylococcus infection
dc.subjecttime
dc.subjectwater supply
dc.subjectColony Count, Microbial
dc.subjectCross Infection
dc.subjectDental High-Speed Equipment
dc.subjectDisinfection
dc.subjectEquipment Contamination
dc.subjectHumans
dc.subjectInfection Control, Dental
dc.subjectRisk Factors
dc.subjectStaphylococcal Infections
dc.subjectTime Factors
dc.subjectWater Microbiology
dc.subjectWater Supply
dc.titleCross-infection risks associated with high-speed dental handpieces.
dc.typeArticle
dc.description.versionArticle


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