Investigation of the spreading characteristics of bacterial aerosol contamination during dental scaling treatment

Chi Yu Chuang, Hsin Chung Cheng, Shinhao Yang, Wei Fang, Po Chen Hung, Sheng Yen Chuang

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Background/purpose This study attempted to understand the spreading characteristics of airborne bacterial contaminants during dental scaling treatment. Materials and methods Bacterial aerosols were collected with gelatin filters, in a single-chair clinic during ultrasonic scaling treatments on two patients with periodontitis. Results The results showed that bacterial aerosols contamination could spread a horizontal distance of 100 cm and a vertical distance of 50 cm from a patient's oral cavity, and remain airborne suspended for 20 minutes. Conclusion Proper environmental and personal infection control measures, including isolation, ventilation, and full-cover facial shield, are recommended to diminish the contaminating risk in dental clinics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)294-296
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Dental Sciences
Volume9
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Dental Scaling
Aerosols
Dental Clinics
Periodontitis
Gelatin
Infection Control
Ultrasonics
Ventilation
Mouth
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • airborne
  • bioaerosols
  • scaling
  • ventilation

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  • Dentistry(all)

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Investigation of the spreading characteristics of bacterial aerosol contamination during dental scaling treatment. / Chuang, Chi Yu; Cheng, Hsin Chung; Yang, Shinhao; Fang, Wei; Hung, Po Chen; Chuang, Sheng Yen.

In: Journal of Dental Sciences, Vol. 9, No. 3, 2014, p. 294-296.

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Chuang, Chi Yu ; Cheng, Hsin Chung ; Yang, Shinhao ; Fang, Wei ; Hung, Po Chen ; Chuang, Sheng Yen. / Investigation of the spreading characteristics of bacterial aerosol contamination during dental scaling treatment. In: Journal of Dental Sciences. 2014 ; Vol. 9, No. 3. pp. 294-296.
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