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Topographic aspects of airborne contamination caused by the use of dental handpieces in the operative environment (September 2020 Article 2)
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JADA September 2020

Background.The use of dental handpieces produces aerosols containing microbial agents, bacteria, and viruses representing a high-risk situation for airborne cross infections. The aim of this study was to map and quantify the biological contamination of a dental operatory environment using a biological tracer.

Key Words. Aerosols; air microbiology; bacteria; communicable disease control; cross infection; decontamination; dental equipment; disease transmission; patient-to-professional; Streptococcus.

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