Effect of microwave energy on fungal growth of resilient denture liner material


Mese A., Mese S.

BIOTECHNOLOGY & BIOTECHNOLOGICAL EQUIPMENT, vol.21, no.1, pp.91-93, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/13102818.2007.10817422
  • Title of Journal : BIOTECHNOLOGY & BIOTECHNOLOGICAL EQUIPMENT
  • Page Numbers: pp.91-93

Abstract

Contamination of resilient denture liner material with microorganisms, particularly Candida albicans, is a common clinical problem. Denture hygiene is essential to maintain the service ability of the denture,and microwave has been suggested for denture disinfection. A resilient denture liner material was contaminated with Candida albicans and reduction of organism counts after test disinfection methods (microwave energy, soaking overnight in a dilute sodium hypochlorite and alkaline peroxide solutions) calculated.