Comparative evaluation of ultraviolet and microwave sanitization techniques for toothbrush decontamination

@inproceedings{Gujjari2011ComparativeEO,
  title={Comparative evaluation of ultraviolet and microwave sanitization techniques for toothbrush decontamination},
  author={Sheela Kumar Gujjari and Anil Kumar Gujjari and Pratik Patel and P. V. Shubhashini},
  booktitle={Journal of International Society of Preventive & Community Dentistry},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND Toothbrushes are rapidly contaminated with different microorganisms representing a possible cause of infection or reinfection especially in the periodontal patients under therapy. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the sanitization of toothbrushes previously contaminated by various oral microorganisms using a domestic microwave oven and commercial ultraviolet (UV) light toothbrush sanitizer. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty male dental graduates were randomly assigned to control… CONTINUE READING