Microbiological evaluation of endodontic files after cleaning and steam sterilization procedures.

  title={Microbiological evaluation of endodontic files after cleaning and steam sterilization procedures.},
  author={D A Van Eldik and Peter S Zilm and Anthony H Rogers and Paul D Marin},
  journal={Australian dental journal},
  volume={49 3},
BACKGROUND Infection control procedures are essential for modern dental practice and they are continually evolving to meet the dental profession's high standards. The present study evaluated the efficacy of two cleaning procedures to reduce bacterial numbers on endodontic files, and evaluated the effect of biological debris on the subsequent sterilization of files. METHODS Stainless steel and nickel-titanium (NiTi) files were examined upon removal from the manufacturer's packaging, after… CONTINUE READING
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