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ISSN Print: 2394-7489, ISSN Online: 2394-7497
ICV 2018: 74.52

International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences

2015, Vol. 1 Issue 4, Part B

Comparison of antimicrobial activity of two chelating agents chitosan and etidronate against Enterococcus faecalis using agar diffusion test

AUTHOR(S): Vidya N, Sreedhara KS, Sharath Chandra SM
ABSTRACT:Etidronate and chitosan are relatively newer chelating agents used in endodontic practice. Little is known about their additional antimicrobial properties. In this study, we compared the activity of etidronate and chitosan against Enterococcus faecalis using agar diffusion test. Zones of inhibition were compared between the two agents, positive control (2% chlorhexidine) and negative control (1% acetic acid). The antibacterial activity of 18% etidronate against E. faecalis was found to be significantly superior to that of 0.2% chitosan.
Pages: 75-78  |  862 Views  2 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Vidya N, Sreedhara KS, Sharath Chandra SM. Comparison of antimicrobial activity of two chelating agents chitosan and etidronate against Enterococcus faecalis using agar diffusion test. International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences. 2015; 1(4): 75-78.
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