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UNLABELLED AIMS To use a sensitive forensic test to measure blood contamination of used Siqveland matrix bands following routine cleaning and sterilisation procedures in general dental practice. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sixteen general dental practices in the West of Scotland participated. Details of instrument cleaning procedures were recorded for each(More)
AIMS The aims of this study were to determine the pattern of use and re-use of matrix bands in general practice in Scotland, to demonstrate which type of matrix band is most commonly used and to examine infection control measures of relevance to the safe use and re-use of matrix bands. MATERIALS AND METHODS SUBJECTS 621 of Scotland's 1,849 general(More)
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