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J Am Dent Assoc. 1993 Apr;124(4):77-80.

Possibility of cross-contamination between dental patients by means of the saliva ejector.

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Academy Dental Group, Baker Center, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Abstract

Concern about cross-contamination between dental patients prompted investigation of current suctioning practices. The possibility of the suck-back phenomenon and the presence of oral bacteria in vacuum lines were studied, and dental offices were surveyed concerning the use and disinfection of suction equipment.

PMID:
8340550
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