Bacterial aerosols in dental practice - a potential hospital infection problem?

  title={Bacterial aerosols in dental practice - a potential hospital infection problem?},
  author={Riina Rautemaa and Anna Nordberg and Kirsti Wuolijoki-Saaristo and Jukka H Meurman},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  volume={64 1},
Aerosols containing microbes from the oral cavity of the patient are created when using modern high-speed rotating instruments in restorative dentistry. How far these aerosols spread and what level of contamination they cause in the dental surgery has become a growing concern as the number of patients with oro-nasal meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization has increased. The present study aimed to determine how far airborne bacteria spread during dental treatment, and the level… CONTINUE READING
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