Microbial contamination of dental unit waterlines: prevalence, intensity and microbiological characteristics.

@article{Williams1993MicrobialCO,
  title={Microbial contamination of dental unit waterlines: prevalence, intensity and microbiological characteristics.},
  author={Jeffrey F Williams and Andrew McDonald Johnston and Beena Johnson and Mark K Huntington and Charles D Mackenzie},
  journal={Journal of the American Dental Association},
  year={1993},
  volume={124 10},
  pages={59-65}
}
Microbiological studies on dental unit water samples from 150 operatories revealed widespread and unacceptably high levels of contamination. Biofilm formation along the walls of the fine-bore waterlines is primarily responsible. These findings are reviewed and their relevance to contemporary infection control concerns discussed. 

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