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Title: Cross Infection in the High Tough Areas of Dental Radiology Clinics
Authors: Rahmatulla, M.
Almas, K.
Al-Bagieh, N.
Keywords: Cross-infection; high-touch areas; dental radiology clinics
Issue Date: 1996
Publisher: Medknow
Citation: Indian Journal Dental Research; 7(3): 97-102
Abstract: Disinfection and sterilization have received considerable attention due to the spread of AIDS and HIV. Several infections hazards to the patients and personnel of dental surgery have been identified from blood saliva and water of dental unit. The high touch area of dental x-ray equipments is a potential source of infection. The present study was undertaken to determine the extent of cross infection present in the dental radiology clinics with and without the use of surface disinfectants. Swabs taken from high touch areas of the x-ray equipments in 15 different sessions within one month were cultured in 3 different media. The study revealed, almost all high touch areas in dental radiology clinic had bacterial contamination in the absence of surface disinfection. “Webcol” and ”Superficid” disinfectants showed minimum or no contamination. To remove risk of cross-infection, disinfection of high-touch areas of dental x-ray equipments is mandatory.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/14232
ISSN: 0970-9290
Appears in Collections:College of Dentistry

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