Single-use of endodontic hand files : perceptions and practise

Show simple item record Buchanan, Glynn Dale Warren, Nichola 2019-01-29T12:05:58Z 2019-01-29T12:05:58Z 2019-01
dc.description.abstract BACKGROUND : The concept of single-use of endodontic files remains controversial in the published literature. The extent and attitudes concerning the single-use of endodontic hand files is currently unknown in many countries. AIM : The prevalence and perceptions regarding the single-use of endodontic files was investigated in this descriptive observational study. METHODS : A questionnaire regarding the perceptions and usage protocols of endodontic files was developed. Twenty-seven South African dental practices were included in this study. Participation was voluntary. RESULTS : None of the respondents reported single-use of endodontic hand files. Several decontamination methods were used by the respondents for reprocessing endodontic files. DISCUSSION : Financial constraints were reported as the primary reason for the reuse of endodontic files. As no standardised method of reprocessing these instruments exists for South Africa, written guidelines on this subject should be developed. en_ZA
dc.description.department Odontology en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hj2019 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Buchanan, G.D. & Warren, N. 2019, 'Single-use of endodontic hand files: perceptions and practise', Journal of Infection Prevention, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 32-36.. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1757-1774 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1757-1782 (online)
dc.identifier.issn 10.1177/17571774188023
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Sage en_ZA
dc.rights © The Author(s) 2018 en_ZA
dc.subject Decontamination en_ZA
dc.subject Endodontic files en_ZA
dc.subject Infection control guidelines en_ZA
dc.subject Reuse en_ZA
dc.subject Single-use en_ZA
dc.title Single-use of endodontic hand files : perceptions and practise en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA

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