International Journal of Oral Health Dentistry


Orotol Plus: A DUWL Disinfectant


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Author Details: Shishir Shah, Shilpi S. Shah, Tejal Sheth, Prachi Thakkar

Volume : 3

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2395-499X

Print ISSN : 2395-4914

Article First Page : 81

Article End Page : 84


Abstract

The eminence of dental unit water is of significant consequence as patients and dental staff are frequently exposed to water and aerosols produced from the dental unit. Dental unit water lines are a source of infectivity from aspirations and from biofilms that form in which ever watery atmosphere. The centers of small-diameter tubing in dental unit waterlines are extra susceptible to biofilm development since they are prepared from a mixture of plastic materials which promote bacterial growth on it. Various method are used for prevention of bio-film formation-Anti-retraction valves, Chloridation of water, Use of ozone and ultraviolet light system and biocides or disinfectants like chlorhexidine gluconate, quaternary ammonium compound, povidine iodine, ethanol, hypochlorite, peroxide and glutaraldehyde. Hence, the purpose of the research was to assess bacterial infectivity of Dental Unit Water Lines before and after the use of OROTOL PLUS amongst the various DUWL.

Keywords:
Aspiration, Bacterial contamination, Biofilms, Dental unit