The effect of frequent clinical use of dental unit waterlines on contamination.

Nuala B. Porteous, Mary N. Partida

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Three dental units with self-contained water systems in an outpatient teaching dental clinic were treated with a proprietary chlorine dioxide waterline cleaner. Three similar units were used as controls. After four weeks, test and control units were crossed over. Water samples were taken from each line on each unit and from the sink faucets at six time periods; and the frequency of use of each line was recorded. Statistical analysis showed that increased frequency of use of waterlines did not affect lines that were chemically treated, but was associated with less contamination of untreated lines.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)20-24
Number of pages5
JournalThe New York state dental journal
Volume75
Issue number3
StatePublished - Apr 2009
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Tooth
Dental Clinics
Water
Teaching
Outpatients
chlorine dioxide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

Cite this

The effect of frequent clinical use of dental unit waterlines on contamination. / Porteous, Nuala B.; Partida, Mary N.

In: The New York state dental journal, Vol. 75, No. 3, 04.2009, p. 20-24.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Porteous, Nuala B. ; Partida, Mary N. / The effect of frequent clinical use of dental unit waterlines on contamination. In: The New York state dental journal. 2009 ; Vol. 75, No. 3. pp. 20-24.
@article{3f140ab94c044e938e5d4ef52eb0d62b,
title = "The effect of frequent clinical use of dental unit waterlines on contamination.",
abstract = "Three dental units with self-contained water systems in an outpatient teaching dental clinic were treated with a proprietary chlorine dioxide waterline cleaner. Three similar units were used as controls. After four weeks, test and control units were crossed over. Water samples were taken from each line on each unit and from the sink faucets at six time periods; and the frequency of use of each line was recorded. Statistical analysis showed that increased frequency of use of waterlines did not affect lines that were chemically treated, but was associated with less contamination of untreated lines.",
author = "Porteous, {Nuala B.} and Partida, {Mary N.}",
year = "2009",
month = "4",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "75",
pages = "20--24",
journal = "New York State Dental Journal",
issn = "0028-7571",
publisher = "New York State Dental Association",
number = "3",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - The effect of frequent clinical use of dental unit waterlines on contamination.

AU - Porteous, Nuala B.

AU - Partida, Mary N.

PY - 2009/4

Y1 - 2009/4

N2 - Three dental units with self-contained water systems in an outpatient teaching dental clinic were treated with a proprietary chlorine dioxide waterline cleaner. Three similar units were used as controls. After four weeks, test and control units were crossed over. Water samples were taken from each line on each unit and from the sink faucets at six time periods; and the frequency of use of each line was recorded. Statistical analysis showed that increased frequency of use of waterlines did not affect lines that were chemically treated, but was associated with less contamination of untreated lines.

AB - Three dental units with self-contained water systems in an outpatient teaching dental clinic were treated with a proprietary chlorine dioxide waterline cleaner. Three similar units were used as controls. After four weeks, test and control units were crossed over. Water samples were taken from each line on each unit and from the sink faucets at six time periods; and the frequency of use of each line was recorded. Statistical analysis showed that increased frequency of use of waterlines did not affect lines that were chemically treated, but was associated with less contamination of untreated lines.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=70249102844&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=70249102844&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

C2 - 19548488

AN - SCOPUS:70249102844

VL - 75

SP - 20

EP - 24

JO - New York State Dental Journal

JF - New York State Dental Journal

SN - 0028-7571

IS - 3

ER -