Disinfection/sterilization of extracted teeth for dental student use.

  title={Disinfection/sterilization of extracted teeth for dental student use.},
  author={John T Dominici and P. D. Eleazer and Stephen J. Clark and Robert H Staat and James P. Scheetz},
  journal={Journal of dental education},
  volume={65 11},
Extracted human teeth are used in many preclinical courses. While there has been no report of disease transmission with extracted teeth, sterilization of teeth used in the teaching laboratory should be a concern. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of different sterilization/disinfection methods of extracted human teeth using Bacillus stearothermophilus, a bacteria resistant to heat and frequently used to test sterilizers. In this study, 110 extracted molars with no… CONTINUE READING


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