Journal of Applied Dental
and Medical Sciences
Journal of Applied Dental and Medical Sciences is A Quarterly Published


A clinical analysis of airborne infections in the dental offices of India

Hemant Ashok Baonerkar, Shailesh Kokal, Sameer Zope, Vinaya Kashid


In India the risk of airborne infections from dental offices to the dentist and patients are high. In our clinical study we have taken the samples from different speciality clinics to know bacterial overloads. We did the analysis to know bacterial colonies at the surfaces of dental clinics in various part of India. Result of study shows, Staphylococcus bacteria were found in all areas of the dental clinics. Total bacterial counts in the air of dental surgery rooms and in non-surgery rooms without direct involvement with dental operations were in the range of 120-280 cfu/m3.

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