Management of dental unit waterline biofilms in the 21st century.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/221966
Title:
Management of dental unit waterline biofilms in the 21st century.
Authors:
O'Donnell, Mary J; Boyle, Maria A; Russell, Ronnie J; Coleman, David C
Affiliation:
Microbiology Research Unit, Division of Oral Biosciences, Dublin Dental University Hospital, University of Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Republic of Ireland.
Citation:
Management of dental unit waterline biofilms in the 21st century. 2011, 6 (10):1209-26 Future Microbiol
Journal:
Future microbiology
Issue Date:
Oct-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/221966
DOI:
10.2217/fmb.11.104
PubMed ID:
22004039
Abstract:
Dental chair units (DCUs) use water to cool and irrigate DCU-supplied instruments and tooth surfaces, and provide rinsewater during dental treatment. A complex network of interconnected plastic dental unit waterlines (DUWLs) supply water to these instruments. DUWLs are universally prone to microbial biofilm contamination seeded predominantly from microorganisms in supply water. Consequently, DUWL output water invariably becomes contaminated by high densities of microorganisms, principally Gram-negative environmental bacteria including Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Legionella species, but sometimes contain human-derived pathogens such as Staphylococcus aureus. Patients and staff are exposed to microorganisms from DUWL output water and to contaminated aerosols generated by DCU instruments. A wide variety of approaches, many unsuccessful, have been proposed to control DUWL biofilm. More recently, advances in biofilm science, chemical DUWL biofilm treatment agents, DCU design, supply water treatment and development of automated DUWL biofilm control systems have provided effective long-term solutions to DUWL biofilm control.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Biofilms; Dental Equipment; Detergents; Disinfectants; Equipment Contamination; Gram-Negative Bacteria; Humans; Infection Control, Dental; Staphylococcus aureus; Water Microbiology; Water Supply
ISSN:
1746-0921

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO'Donnell, Mary Jen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBoyle, Maria Aen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRussell, Ronnie Jen_GB
dc.contributor.authorColeman, David Cen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-04T11:13:48Z-
dc.date.available2012-05-04T11:13:48Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-
dc.identifier.citationManagement of dental unit waterline biofilms in the 21st century. 2011, 6 (10):1209-26 Future Microbiolen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1746-0921-
dc.identifier.pmid22004039-
dc.identifier.doi10.2217/fmb.11.104-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/221966-
dc.description.abstractDental chair units (DCUs) use water to cool and irrigate DCU-supplied instruments and tooth surfaces, and provide rinsewater during dental treatment. A complex network of interconnected plastic dental unit waterlines (DUWLs) supply water to these instruments. DUWLs are universally prone to microbial biofilm contamination seeded predominantly from microorganisms in supply water. Consequently, DUWL output water invariably becomes contaminated by high densities of microorganisms, principally Gram-negative environmental bacteria including Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Legionella species, but sometimes contain human-derived pathogens such as Staphylococcus aureus. Patients and staff are exposed to microorganisms from DUWL output water and to contaminated aerosols generated by DCU instruments. A wide variety of approaches, many unsuccessful, have been proposed to control DUWL biofilm. More recently, advances in biofilm science, chemical DUWL biofilm treatment agents, DCU design, supply water treatment and development of automated DUWL biofilm control systems have provided effective long-term solutions to DUWL biofilm control.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Future microbiologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshBiofilms-
dc.subject.meshDental Equipment-
dc.subject.meshDetergents-
dc.subject.meshDisinfectants-
dc.subject.meshEquipment Contamination-
dc.subject.meshGram-Negative Bacteria-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshInfection Control, Dental-
dc.subject.meshStaphylococcus aureus-
dc.subject.meshWater Microbiology-
dc.subject.meshWater Supply-
dc.titleManagement of dental unit waterline biofilms in the 21st century.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentMicrobiology Research Unit, Division of Oral Biosciences, Dublin Dental University Hospital, University of Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Republic of Ireland.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalFuture microbiologyen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
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