Microbiology of the white coat in a dental operatory.

  title={Microbiology of the white coat in a dental operatory.},
  author={M Hema Malini and Titus Kuttappan Thomas and Darpan Bhargava and Smiline As Girija},
  journal={Indian journal of dental research : official publication of Indian Society for Dental Research},
  volume={23 6},
BACKGROUND It remains important to have a thorough knowledge of the micro-flora harboring the white coats of doctors to minimize cross-contamination and improve patient safety by reducing the risk of nosocomial infections. This study presents the microbiological analysis of the white coats in clinical departments of a dental college and hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS The swabs for the study were taken from the white coats of undergraduate students posted in various clinical departments… CONTINUE READING
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