Acta Scientific Dental Sciences (ASDS)(ISSN: 2581-4893)

Research Article Volume 7 Issue 7

Microbiological Evaluation of Face shield Contamination After Ultrasonic Scaling in Gingivitis and Periodontitis Patients

Rabees KP*, Anil Melath, Subair K, Arjun MR, Thavithavakar D and Prakash N

Department of Periodontics, Pondicherry University/Mahe Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital, India

*Corresponding Author: Rabees KP, Department of Periodontics, Pondicherry University/Mahe Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital, India.

Received: May 22, 2023; Published: June 14, 2023


Aim: This study aims to evaluate the microbiological contamination on the face shield after ultrasonic scaling in gingivitis and Periodontitis patients.

Materials and Methods: A total of 40 subjects from OPD of Dept of periodontology, Mahe institute of dental science, and hospitals will be included in the study. 40 Subjects were divided into 2 Groups: 20 chronic generalized marginal gingivitis and 20 chronic generalized periodontitis as Group A and Group B respectively. Patients were then subjected to ultrasonic scaling with the operator wearing a sterile faceshield (FACESHIELD antisplash protective model). After, scaling the swab was collected using (Himedia sterile hiculture collecting device ) from the middle 1/3rd of the face shields are immediately transferred to BHI broth and then for culture in blood and chocolate agar. After culture, subjected to identification of the organism was determined. Comparison between the groups was done using t test and ANOVA.

Results: Out of 40, most of the samples showed Gram positive bacteria and 6 samples were isolated with fungi. In group A 11 out of 20 samples were isolated with gram positive bacteria and fungi, In group B all the samples were isolated with gram positive bacteria and fungi. Microbial analysis of 40 samples showed that most of the samples in the group B was isolated with staphylococcus epidermidis and bacillus cereus and in group A most of the samples were isolated with streptococcus mutans.

Keywords: Periodontology; Smokers; Streptococcus Mutans; Oral Cavity


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Citation: Rabees KP., et al. “Microbiological Evaluation of Face shield Contamination After Ultrasonic Scaling in Gingivitis and Periodontitis Patients".Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 7.7 (2023): 25-28.


Copyright: © 2023 Rabees KP., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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