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Ann Agric Environ Med 2003, 10, 1-4

CONTROL METHODS OF THE MICROBIAL WATER QUALITY IN DENTAL UNIT WATERLINES

Jolanta Szymanska

Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine, Lublin, Poland

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Szymańska J: Control methods of the microbial water quality in dental unit waterlines. Ann Agric Environ Med 2003, 10, 1-4.

Abstract: Microbiological control of water quality in dental units waterlines is extremely significant for patients and dental personnel. Based on the latest scientific literature, ways of reducing microbial contamination of dental treatment water and biofilm elimination are presented. The use of disinfectants, drying, and flushing are described. Further research to evaluate effectiveness, convenience on a day-to-day basis and economic aspects of various methods is required.

Address for correspondence: Jolanta Szymanska, DMD, AAEM Editors, Instytut Medycyny Wsi, Jaczewskiego 2, P.O. Box 185, 20-950 Lublin, Poland

Key words: dental unit waterlines, microbial water quality, biofilms, microbial contamination, occupational hazards.


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