The Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice

Register      Login



Volume / Issue

Online First

Related articles

VOLUME 12 , ISSUE 2 ( March-April, 2011 ) > List of Articles


Evaluation of Two Methods in Controlling Dental Treatment Water Contamination

Raghunath Puttaiah, Ritu Bansal, Robert Harris, Anil Reddy

Citation Information : Puttaiah R, Bansal R, Harris R, Reddy A. Evaluation of Two Methods in Controlling Dental Treatment Water Contamination. J Contemp Dent Pract 2011; 12 (2):73-83.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-1013

Published Online: 01-12-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; The Author(s).


Clinical significance

This study provides evidence-based information of using two methods of controlling dental treatment water contamination. The study was conducted in a clinical practice setting in an active dental clinic and the results are meaningful to a clinician who is interested in providing safe dental treatment water for patient care.

How to cite this article

Bansal R, Puttaiah R, Harris R, Reddy A. Evaluation of Two Methods in Controlling Dental Treatment Water Contamination. J Contemp Dent Pract 2011;12(2):73-83.

PDF Share
  1. Dental unit water contamination. J Can Dent Assoc 1996;62(6):492-95.
  2. Biofilm and the dental office. JADA 1996;127(2): 181-89.
  3. Bacterial biofilms in nature and disease. Ann Rev Microbiol 1987;41:435-64.
  4. Dental unit waterlines – curbing infectious midstream. AGD Impact 1993;21(10):6-12.
  5. Influence of biofilms on microbial contamination in dental unit water. J of Dent 1991; 19(5):290-95.
  6. Bacterial contamination and disinfection of the dental handpiece and the water it delivers. Virginia Dent J 1976;53:14-23.
  7. The source, frequency and extent of bacterial contamination of dental unit water systems. Brit Dent J 1984;157(98):98-101.
  8. A possible means of inadvertent transmission of infection to dental patients. J Dent Res 1957; 36:932-34.
  9. The incidence and control of bacterial infection in dental spray reservoirs. Brit Dent J 1963;115:413-16.
  10. Evaluation of an independent sterile water reservoir system for highspeed instrumentation. J Dent Res 1976; abstract #855: B275.
  11. Widespread Legionella pneumophila contamination of dental stations in a dental school without apparent human infection. Epidemiol and Infect 1987;99:159-66.
  12. The efficacy of chlorination and filtration in control and eradication of Legionella from dental chair water systems. J of Hosp Infect 1990;16:9-18.
  13. Reduction of microbial contamination in dental units with povidone-iodine 10%. JADA 1986;113:280-84.
  14. Hospital infection by Psedomonas cepacia. Letters to the editor. Lancet 1971;17:798.
  15. Acute bacterial endocarditis caused by a variant of the genus Herrella. Amer J Clin Path 1953;23:134.
  16. Wound infection with Pseudomonas multivaorans: A water-borne contamination of disinfectant solutions. Letters to the editor. Lancet 1970; 6:1188.
  17. Colonization of dental units by water bacteria. Brit Dent J 1973;135(5):189-90.
  18. Flavobacterium as a cause of bacterial endocarditis. Ann of Intern Med 1961;55:499-506.
  19. Mycobacterium chelonae infection among patients receiving high-flux dialysis in a hemodialysis clinic in California. J Infect Dis 1990;161: 85-90.
  20. Disseminated infection with Mycobacterium gordonae: Report of a case and critical review of the literature. Clin Infect Dis 1992;14:1229-39.
  21. Clinical roentgenographic features of nosocomial pulmonary disease due to Mycobacterium xenopi. Am Rev Resp Dis 1981;123: 104-09.
  22. Mycobacterium chelonae causing otitis media in an ear-nose-and-throat practice. N Engl J Med 1988;319:978-82.
  23. Prevalence of legionella-specific IgG and IgM antibody in a dental clinic population. J Dent Res 1985;64(12):1382-85.
  24. Serological examination for antibodies against legionella species in dental personnel. J Dent Res 1988;67:942-43.
  25. Legionella contamination of dental-unit waters. Appl and Environ Microbiol 1995;61(4):1208-13.
  26. Decontamination of dental unit water systems: A review of current recommendations. Brit Dent 1996; 181:369-72.
  27. Infection control for the dental team. Copenhagen Munksgaard 1991;98-99.
  28. Handpiece and waterline decontamination and HIV transmission: A critique. Dent Update 1993;20:53-56.
  29. MMWR 1993;42:no. RR-8.
  30. Microbial contamination of dental unit waterlines: Prevalence, intensity and microbiological characteristics. JADA 1993;124:59-65.
  31. Bacterial contamination of dental handpieces. J Dent 1980;8:249-53.
  32. The incidence and control of bacterial infection in dental spray reservoirs. Brit Dent J 1963;115:413-20.
  33. Studies on dental aerobiology: IV. Bacterial contamination of water delivered by dental units. J Dent Res 1971;50:1567-69.
  34. Disinfection of dental unit waterlines using Listerine antiseptic. J Dent Res 1995;74:153.
  35. Effects of two different source waters and cleaning dental unit water systems. J Dent Res 1997;76 (special issue), abstract #2165:284.
  36. A multigroup longitudinal study of dental unit waterline contamination. J Dent Res 1996;75 (special issue), abstract #3176:414.
  37. Efficacy of citric acid in controlling biofilms in dental unit waterlines. J Dent Res 1998;77 (special issue), abstract #1759:851.
  38. Efficacy of chlorhexidine in controlling biofilm contamination of dental unit waterlines. J Dent Res 1998;77 (special issue A), abstract #1255:262.
  39. Release of disinfection-byproducts during NaOCl use on contaminated dental unit water systems. Annual meeting of the Organization for Safety and Asepsis Procedures, Providence, RI, abstract #9807; June 18-21, 1998.
  40. Effects of chlorine compounds on dental waterline biofilms and treatment water. Organization for Safety and Asepsis Procedures, 1999 Annuals Scientific Session, June 24, Cincinnati, OH (abstract and presentation).
  41. Chlorine compounds – toxicity; 2.Oxides – toxicity; 3.Risk assessment; 4.Occupational exposure I.International Programme on Chemical Safety II. Series) ISBN 92 4 153037 5, (NLM Classification: QD 181.C5); ISSN 1020-6167.
  43. Inactivation of Bacillus anthracis spores. Emerg Infect Dis [serial online] 2003 Jun [date cited].
  44. 1500 Eastlawn Ave, Wilmington, DE 19802, USA.
  45. Mycobactericidal activity of selected disinfectants using a quantitative suspension test. Journal of Hospital Infection 1999;41:111-21.
  46. An evaluation of the use of chlorine dioxide (Tristel One-Shot) in an automated washer-disinfector (Medivator) fitter with a chlorine dioxide generator for decontamination of flexible endoscopes. Journal of Hospital Infection 2001;48:55-65.
  47. Control of dental unit water system and treatment water contamination with chlorine dioxide. AADR 2003 Annual Scientific Session, San Antonio, Texas, USA.
  48. Comparison of 4 dental unit waterline cleaners in controlling biofilms and treatment water contamination. AADR 2003 Annual Scientific Session, San Antonio, Texas, USA.
  49. Research model addressing policy issues for the dental unit water system. 1995 conference on pharmaceutical science and technology, in conjunction with the 26 annual meeting of the fine particle society. 08/26/1995, Chicago, IL.
  50. Treatment water contamination control using microfiltration, redox potential and a natural citrus botanical. AADR 2001 Scientific Session, Chicago, IL.
  51. Effects of ClO2 on dentin and enamel shear bond strength. IADR 2002 San Diego CA.
  52. Effects of VistaClean dental waterline irrigant on dentin bonding. IADR 2002 San Diego CA.
  53. Guidelines for infection control in dental health-care settings – 2003. MMWR 2003;53(RR-17):1-76.
  54. Efficacy of H2O2 in controlling dental unit water system contamination. Annual Scientific Session of the American Association for Dental Research, Orlando, Florida 2006. Abstract # 0639.
PDF Share
PDF Share

© Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) LTD.