This study evaluated the effectiveness of four disinfectants for irreversible hydrocolloid impressions. Impressions were made of a sterile metal model of the maxillary arch that had been contaminated with one of the following bacteria: Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella choleraesuis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Mycobacterium bovis, or Bacillus subtihs. The impressions were cultured before and after immersion in one of the following disinfectants. lodofive, OMC II, 0.525% sodium hypochlorite, or Alcide LD. Alcide LD achieved a 4-log10 (99.99%) or greater reduction in colony forming units for all five organisms plus mixed oral flora. Sodium hypochlorite achieved a 4-log10 reduction in three of the five organisms and mixed oral flora, lodofive and OMC II were ineffective against all test organisms and mixed oral flora.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||International Journal of Prosthodontics|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1994|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Oral Surgery