Development of long-term practical solutions to the universal problem of biofilm contamination of dental unit waterlines
Citation:Mary J. O'Donnell, 'Development of long-term practical solutions to the universal problem of biofilm contamination of dental unit waterlines', [thesis], Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of Dental Science, 2009, pp 311
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Microbial contamination of dental chair unit (DCU) output water by biofilm growth in dental unit waterlines (DUWLs) is a universal problem and a potentially significant source of cross-infection. At the outset of this project the emphasis on DUWL biofilm in the literature focused on describing the problem and attempts at its control using a range of DUWL treatment agents. However, no long-term studies on the efficacy of DUWL disinfection using a large number of DCUs have been reported. Furthermore, until recently, DCU manufacturers have been slow in developing DCU design changes to facilitate DUWL biofilm control.
Author: O'Donnell, Mary J.
Publisher:Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). School of Dental Science
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