Journal of Conservative Dentistry
Home About us Editorial Board Instructions Submission Subscribe Advertise Contact e-Alerts Login 
Users Online: 140
Print this page  Email this page Bookmark this page Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size
Year : 2002  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 172-176

Evaluation Of Three Commonly Used Methods Of Sterilization And Disinfection Of Endodontic Burs



Correspondence Address:
Bhadra V. V Rao


Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


Rights and PermissionsRights and Permissions

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficiency of three accepted methods of sterilization and disinfection of endodontic burs. Forty stainless steel straight fissure burs were used in this study. Access cavities were prepared with the burs and they were cleaned by running them on a cleaning stone and disinfected by wiping them with cotton gauze soaked in spirit. They were randomly divided in to three groups of 10 each and were sterilized in an autoclave, glass bead sterilizer and by placing them in cidex (2% glutaraldehyde) solution. The sterilized burs were then cultured in brain heart infusion broth for 12 hrs in an incubator at 370 C to check for turbidity and the results were statistically analyzed. The results suggest that autoclave proved to be the most efficient, glass bead sterilizer could be used as a chair side alternative and cidex solution proved to be ineffective in sterilizing burs.


[PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed267    
    Printed29    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded46    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal