Suction hoses of dental units as a potential source of microbial contamination

Joint Authors

Zeinali, Tibah
Buzurgvar, Ilham
Habibi, Moghgan
Akbari, Narjis
Barikbin, Behnam

Source

Oman Medical Journal

Issue

Vol. 35, Issue 2 (31 Mar. 2020)4 p.

Publisher

Oman Medical Specialty Board

Publication Date

2020-03-31

Country of Publication

Oman

No. of Pages

4

Main Topic

Dental

Topics

Abstract EN

Objectives : Dental units are necessary tools for modern dentistry.

Microbial contamination of dental units is thought to be the result of biofilm formation in various parts of the unit.

We aimed to identify the total microbial count in the suction hose of dental units, and detect the presence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Methods: Random sampling of suction hoses of dental units in Birjand, Iran, was performed in dental clinics on the first (n = 115) and last (n = 115) working days of the week.

Total viable counts of bacteria and detection of P.

aeruginosa were performed on plate count agar and cetrimide agar, respectively.

Plates were incubated at 37 °C for 48 hours.

Results: None of the samples were free from bacterial contamination.

P.

aeruginosa was detected in 22.6 % and 18.3 % of samples taken on the first and last working days, respectively.

Conclusions: Suction hoses were heavily contaminated with bacteria, especially opportunistic pathogens, and current disinfection does not adequately control the contamination.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Zeinali, Tibah& Buzurgvar, Ilham& Habibi, Moghgan& Akbari, Narjis& Barikbin, Behnam. 2020. Suction hoses of dental units as a potential source of microbial contamination. Oman Medical Journal،Vol. 35, no. 2.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-957033

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Zeinali, Tibah…[et al.]. Suction hoses of dental units as a potential source of microbial contamination. Oman Medical Journal Vol. 35, no. 2 (Mar. 2020).
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-957033

American Medical Association (AMA)

Zeinali, Tibah& Buzurgvar, Ilham& Habibi, Moghgan& Akbari, Narjis& Barikbin, Behnam. Suction hoses of dental units as a potential source of microbial contamination. Oman Medical Journal. 2020. Vol. 35, no. 2.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-957033

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references

Record ID

BIM-957033