A standardized comparison of commercially available prion decontamination reagents using the Standard Steel-Binding Assay

2017-08-19T10:17:12+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Articles|

Abstract: Prions are comprised principally of aggregates of a misfolded host protein and cause fatal transmissible neurodegenerative disorders of mammals, such as variant Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease in humans and bovine spongiform encephalopathy in cattle. Prions pose significant public health concerns through contamination of blood products and surgical instruments, and can resist conventional hospital sterilization methods. Prion [...]

Stainless steel crowns reuse and decontamination techniques: A survey among Indian pediatric dentists

2017-08-19T10:19:26+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Articles|

Abstract: Objective: To determine the pattern and extent of stainless steel crown (SSC) reuse following try-in and the methods employed for their decontamination among Indian pediatric dentists. Study Design: Questionnaires were delivered personally to 100 pediatric dentists selected randomly across India. Questionnaire was divided into three subsections. The first section assessed demographics to determine the sample population characteristics. [...]

Evaluation of tensile strength and surface topography of orthodontic wires after infection control procedures: An in vitro study

2017-08-19T10:24:17+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Articles|

Abstract AIM: The aim of this study is to evaluate, the influence of four types of sterilization/disinfection procedures (autoclave, hot air oven, glutaraldehyde, and ultraviolet [UV] light) on the tensile strength and surface topography of three orthodontic wires (stainless steel (SS), titanium - molybdenum alloy [TMA], and cobalt chromium (CoCr)). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sample comprised [...]