Microbial biofilm formation in DUWS and their control using disinfectants.

@article{Walker2007MicrobialBF,
  title={Microbial biofilm formation in DUWS and their control using disinfectants.},
  author={Jimmy T Walker and Phil D. Marsh},
  journal={Journal of dentistry},
  year={2007},
  volume={35 9},
  pages={
          721-30
        }
}
OBJECTIVES Due to the presence of extended narrow bore tubing and long periods of stagnation, dental unit water systems (DUWs) can be prone to relatively high levels of microbial contamination, including the formation of biofilm and the presence of opportunistic pathogens, irrespective of the source and quality of the inflowing water. Whilst the European Union (EU) has yet to set a definitive microbiological guideline, the American Dental Association (ADA) has set a maximum of <200 colony… CONTINUE READING

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