Debris contamination of endodontic hand files in dental practice

Show simple item record Buchanan, Glynn Dale Warren, Nichola Gamieldien, Mohamed Yasin 2019-07-05T08:11:03Z 2019-07-05T08:11:03Z 2018-08
dc.description.abstract INTRODUCTION : The risk of cross-contamination validates the need to assess how adequately dental instruments can be cleaned and sterilised. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES : This study aimed to evaluate residual debris contamination of endodontic hand files collected from private practice following routine reprocessing procedures. DESIGN : A cross-sectional observational study was conducted. METHODS : Clinically used and reprocessed endodontic hand files were collected from 27 dental practices. Information regarding the routine decontamination procedures of each practice was also submitted. The endodontic files were assessed by two previously calibrated examiners using a stereomicroscope and were scored for the presence or absence of remnant debris using a modified scoring system. Statistical evaluation of the data estimated the frequency and proportions of debris in each scoring position. Cohen’s Kappa statistic assessed inter-examiner agreement and groups were compared using Fisher’s Exact test. RESULTS : In total, 401 endodontic hand files were examined. Debris was found on 94% of files. Interexaminer agreement was fair to moderate over the entire dataset. Group B was found to contain significantly less debris than the other groups CONCLUSION : Routine decontamination methods used in general dental practice do not effectively remove debris from endodontic hand files. en_ZA
dc.description.department Maxillo-Facial and Oral Surgery en_ZA
dc.description.department Odontology en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2019 en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Buchanan, G.D., Warren, N. & Gamieldien, M.Y. 2018, 'Debris contamination of endodontic hand files in dental practice', South African Dental Journal, vol. 73, no. 7, pp. 442-445. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1029-4864 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2519-0105 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.17159/2519-0105/2018/v73no7a2
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher South African Dental Association en_ZA
dc.rights © 2019 E-Doc cc en_ZA
dc.subject Cross-contamination en_ZA
dc.subject Endodontics en_ZA
dc.subject Debris contamination en_ZA
dc.subject Endodontic hand files en_ZA
dc.subject Dental practice en_ZA
dc.title Debris contamination of endodontic hand files in dental practice en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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