TITLE

Efficacy of glutaraldehyde-phenate as a disinfecting agent for high-speed dental handpieces

AUTHOR(S)
Oluwole Ajagbe; Myrna Stupart; Boyd, Jr., John B.; Siguenza, Raphael; Sinkford, Jeanne C.
PUB. DATE
September 1989
SOURCE
Quintessence International;Sep1989, Vol. 20 Issue 9, p637
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a study on the efficacy of the sporicidin turbonet system (STS) in chemical disinfection, detergent action and the mechanical scrubbing for high-speed dental handpieces. It also compares the efficacy of this method with the 70% alcohol wipe system. STS is a combination of phenol and glutaraldehyde. Vegetative forms of Staphylococcus (S) aureus, Proteus (P) vulgaris and spores of Bacillus (B) cereus were the contaminating organisms subjected to both methods of disinfection. Results showed STS to be more effective than the alcohol wipe method. Disinfection of S aureus, P vulgaris and B cereus was achieved within one minute of exposure to freshly prepared 1:16 solution of Sporicidin. It suggests to renew the solution atleast twice to ensure maximal effectiveness.
ACCESSION #
39259349

 

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