Microwave disinfection of dentures for the treatment of oral candidiasis.

  title={Microwave disinfection of dentures for the treatment of oral candidiasis.},
  author={David W Banting and Stephen A. Hill},
  journal={Special care in dentistry : official publication of the American Association of Hospital Dentists, the Academy of Dentistry for the Handicapped, and the American Society for Geriatric Dentistry},
  volume={21 1},
Thirty-four institutionalized subjects (mean age, 81 years) with a positive test for C. albicans pseudohyphae were randomly assigned to test (microwave) and control (soak) groups. All subjects received the same course of topical antifungal medication (Nystatin 300,000 IU lozenges 3x daily for 14 days). Subjects in the microwave treatment group had their maxillary denture scrubbed and then microwaved for one minute at 850 Watts. This procedure was repeated three times. For subjects receiving the… CONTINUE READING


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