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J Dent Sch GYEAR__, 21(2): 176-184 Back to browse issues page
Evaluation of microbial contamination in toothbrushes of personnel at Kerman Dental School - 1380
Hamidreza Poor Eslami Corresponding Author: Dr. * , Elham Farrokh Gisvar Dr., Zahra Iranmanesh
Assistant Prof.
Abstract:   (7596 Views)

Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate the level of contamination in toothbrushes used by a group of personnels at Kerman Dental school and also their familes during the year 1380.

Method and Materials: This study contained four stages with its first and second stage strility or contamination of new and unapplicated toothbrushes and toothpaste were evaluated and during third and fourth stages microbial contamination of toothbrushes and toothpastes which had been used.

Results: Assessing the collected data suggest that: 1. New and unused toothbrush had no microbial contamination. 2. All applied toothbrushes had microbial contamination with a similiarity in number and kind of microorganism between members of the same family. 3. Staphylococoes and streptococoes and neisseria were found to be dominant in comparison to other microorganisms.

Conclusion: The used toothbrushes were contaminated as they illustrated microorganisms in them.

J Dent SCh 2003 21(2): 176

Keywords: Microbial contamination, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Personnel, Dental school
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Special
Received: 2006/09/6
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Poor Eslami H, Farrokh Gisvar E, Iranmanesh Z. Evaluation of microbial contamination in toothbrushes of personnel at Kerman Dental School - 1380. J Dent Sch. 2003; 21 (2) :176-184
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