publication . Article . 2016

Dental unit water lines decontamination with the aid of nanotechnology.

Rashmi Paramashivaiah; M.L.V. Prabhuji; Roopalakshmi Narayanan;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2016 Journal: Indian Journal of Dental Research, volume 27, page 91 (issn: 0970-9290, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Medknow
Abstract
Aim: This article reviews the issue of dental unit waterline (DUWL) contamination which affects all the clinical and hospital settings. The contaminating microorganisms commonly isolated from these settings and the most pathogenic among them have serious consequences. Over the years several measures are inculcated for decontamination of water, their advantages and shortcomings have been addressed. Options using nanotechnology which are available in the market are described briefly. Materials and Methods: A manual and electronic search was conducted. Google and PubMed were searched for relevant material from studies up to 2013. Medical Subject Headings words look...
Subjects
free text keywords: General Dentistry, General Medicine, Systematic review, Human decontamination, Nanotechnology, Data extraction, Dentistry, business.industry, business, Data synthesis, Medicine, Bacteria, biofilms, dental unit waterlines, medically compromised patients, water purification, RK1-715
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