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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


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.