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Journal of Pearldent
Year : 2010, Volume : 1, Issue : 2

Print ISSN : 0976-0180.

Aerosol Contamination During Ultrasonic Scaling

Dr. Nagarale Girish Panchaxari*Assistant Professor, Dr. Ravindra S**Principal and Head, Dr. Thakur Srinath*Principal and Head

* Department of Periodontics, S.D.M College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Dharwad, Karnataka, INDIA.

** Department of Periodontics, Hassanamba Dental College, Hassan, Karnataka, INDIA.

Abstract

Potential transmission of disease to personnel during dental procedures has become a source of increased concern to the dental professionals. Aerosols generated during ultrasonic scaling can transport microorganisms from the patients' mouth and respiratory tract to contaminate the skin and mucous membranes of the mouth, respiratory passages and eyes of dental personnel. Health of the dental team may be compromised by such airborne hazards. An effort has been made to highlight the importance of aerosol contamination during ultrasonic scaling.

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Keywords

Ultrasonic Scaling, Aerosol Contamination, Dental Practice.

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