International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2020, Vol. 6 Issue 3, Part E
To assess the efficacy of titanium dioxide nano spray on disinfection of endomotor: A microbiological study
AUTHOR(S): Aparajita Dutta, Roopa R Nadig and Vedavathi B
ABSTRACT:The dental operatory poses possible modes of transmission of nosocomial infections. Infection control is a major issue in dental practice, where contamination with blood, saliva and aerosol is bound to occur. The most recent disease to be classified by the World Health Organization as a pandemic, COVID-19 joins cholera, smallpox and influenza as among the most brutal killers in history. According to Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health Care Settings 2003- the ‘Environmental Infection Control for Clinical Contact Surfaces’, it is recommended to clean and disinfect clinical contact surfaces that are not barrier protected using an EPA registered hospital disinfectant. Therefore, the objectives of this study were to determine the level of bacterial contamination of Endomotors among endodontists involved in patient care and to determine the usefulness of disinfecting with Titanium Dioxide Nano spray compared to isopropyl alcohol.
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How to cite this article:
Aparajita Dutta, Roopa R Nadig, Vedavathi B. To assess the efficacy of titanium dioxide nano spray on disinfection of endomotor: A microbiological study. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2020;6(3):324-326.