Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00004193
Title: Evaluation of extent of aerosols around dental chair during dental treatments
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Aim: The aim of this study is to evaluate the extent of aerosols around dental chair and to take preventive and control measures to reduce the risk in dental clinics. Introduction: Aerosols are the solid of liquid particles which cause environmental contamination in dental clinic. They have the potential to spread diseases to doctors and patients due to cross-contamination. Dental waterlines and dental equipment have the potential to produce aerosols. They are generated using high-speed handpieces, ultrasonic scalers, etc. Aerosols mostly cause respiratory diseases and oral infection among patients in and around dental clinic. Materials and Methods: A total of 20 samples were collected from Saveetha Dental College. Brain heart infusion plates are kept at three different positions (1 foot away, 2 feet away, and 1 foot height) for 30 min from the dental chair. It is then incubated at 37°C/overnight aerobically and CFU was calculated. Results: The aerosol dissemination is seen clearly in all the plates and the colonies were counted. The maximum contamination was seen in 2 feet away followed by 1 foot away and 1 foot height, and the average of CFU is found to be 171.5, 144.2, and 131.9, respectively. The maximum aerosols are found to be ejected to the extent of two feet. The result shows the least contamination at one foot above from the dental chair. Conclusion: Aerosols can be reduced by following evidence based protective techniques. Protective measures are not only for the dentist’s wellness but also for the patients in dental chair. The main criteria includes usage of personal protective equipments like gloves, head cap, face mask which adapt to contours, eye wear, rubber dam wherever and whenever possible.

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    B. Revathi, N. P. Muralidharan*

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    Department of Microbiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. N. P. Muralidharan, Department of Microbiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    B. Revathi, N. P. Muralidharan*

    Title:Evaluation of extent of aerosols around dental chair during dental treatments
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):12 (October)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (2146-2148)
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    Methodology:Around dental chair, Contamination in different positions, Prevention, Protection
    Research Materials:Aerosol

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Aerosol Around dental chair Contamination in different positions Prevention Protection

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