Muhammad Asif Mushtaq1 BDS
Muhammad Waseem Ullah Khan2 BDS, FCPS
Dental impressions can act as vehicle for various types of micro-organisms E.g. Hepatitis B, C, HIV, Mycobacterium, Herpes simplex, Ebola, MERS-CoV etc. The most effective way to prevent their spread through dental impression is to make the impression sterile just after coming out of mouth. Various methods of impression disinfection have been described in literature having their own advantages, disadvantages and effects on impression material. In order to enhance the knowledge and improve the behavior of dental health care workers about impression disinfection, a structured literature review of the current disinfection techniques has been carried out. It will also provide knowledge about mechanism of action, concentration of usage along with commercial preparations available of different disinfectants.
HOW TO CITE: Mushtaq MA, Khan MWU . An overview of dental impression disinfection techniques- a literature review. J Pak Dent Assoc 2018;27(4):207-12.
Received: 27 July 2018, Accepted: 02 August 2018