A comparison of 2 laboratory methods to test dental unit waterline water quality

Nuala Porteous, Yuyu Sun, Shichien Dang, John Schoolfield

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Abstract

The performance of 2 American Public Health Association standard laboratory methods, the R2A spread plate and the SimPlateTM for heterotrophic plate count, for quantifying heterotrophic microorganisms in dental waterline samples was evaluated. Microbial counts were underestimated on SimPlateTM compared with R2A, and the results indicated a poor correlation between the 2 methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)206-208
Number of pages3
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Volume77
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2013

Keywords

  • Dental unit waterline contamination
  • Dental unit waterline monitoring
  • Dental unit waterlines

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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