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Odontología Vital

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GARCIA ZUMBADO, Ángelo  and  CHAVARRIA CALVO, María Alejandra. Microbial load in the curing lights with the use and misuse of adhesive protection barriers. Odontología Vital [online]. 2018, n.28, pp.67-70. ISSN 1659-0775.

It has been made a study of the analysis of the microbial load in dental curing lights in the use and disuse of adhesive protective barriers, with the goal that the results serve to raise awareness on use of adhesive protective barriers to protect the professional, their work environment and patients, while avoiding cross-contamination between them, as with the oral environment and other instruments. For this research the sample were 47 lamps, 24 with barrier and 23 without barrier, to determine the number of colony forming units per surface, and also the presence or absence of Escherichia coli as pathogen indicator.

Keywords : Microbial Load; Colony Forming Units; Escherichia Coli; Dental Curing Lights; Adhesive Barriers.

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