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Water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink?

Smith, A.J., Hood, J., Bagg, J., and Burke, F.T. (1999) Water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink? British Dental Journal, 186(1), pp. 12-14.



Publisher's URL: http://www.nature.com/bdj/journal/v186/n1/full/4800005a.html


Biofilms are emerging as an increasing problem as medical technology advances. Dental practice is no exception and interest in the role of biofilms within dental units as a possible source of cross-infection is intensifying. It is difficult to quantitate the risks associated with aerosolised bacteria for the majority of patients seen in general practice. However, it seems prudent to eliminate this source of infection during treatment of compromised patients. This article attempts to provide a brief overview of current concepts and problems in this area of infection control.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Burke, Prof Frederick
Authors: Smith, A.J., Hood, J., Bagg, J., and Burke, F.T.
Subjects:R Medicine > RK Dentistry
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences
Journal Name:British Dental Journal
Publisher:Nature Publishing Group for the British Dental Association
Copyright Holders:© Copyright British Dental Journal
First Published:First published in the British Dental Journal 186(1):12-14
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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