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Int Poster J Dent Oral Med 22 (2020), No. 3     15. Sep. 2020
First Prize Int Poster J Dent Oral Med 22 (2020), No. 3  (15.09.2020)

Poster 2302, Language: English


Comparative Analysis of Peroxygen Powdered System for Rapid Disinfection of Gutta-Percha Cones
Thomas, James / Borthakur, Bikash J.
Aim: The aim of this study is to analyse the effectiveness of Peroxygen Powdered System for rapid disinfection of gutta-percha cones and compare it with conventional disinfection methods.
Materials and Methods: 110 gutta-percha cones of size 45 were used in the study and divided in to five groups. All the samples of gutta-percha were contaminated by immersing the cones in test tubes containing a bacterial suspension of E. faecalis strain ATCC 29212 and were incubated at 37°C for 24 hours. The initial colony forming units were determined by randomly immersing two gutta-percha cones from each group in vials containing sterile physiologic saline for 1 minute, and samples were obtained for colony forming units (CFU) count. Then, the cones from each group were tested for disinfection efficacy of the chemical agents, which were 3% sodium hypochlorite (Group I), 2% chlorhexidine (Group II), Peroxygen Powdered System [0.4 % peracetic acid] (Group III), and distilled water (Group IV) as a control, for 5 minutes. After disinfection, two cones from each group were passively rinsed in sterile water and agitated in vials containing sterile physiologic saline solution for 1 minute, and the samples were seeded in BHI agar, and incubated for 24 hours. The final bacterial colonies were counted with a colony counter. The remaining cones were stored in test tubes containing BHI broth and incubated, and then observed for turbidity for 72 hours.
Conclusion: Peroxygen Powdered System containing 0.4% peracetic acid was found to be as effective as 3% sodium hypochlorite for the rapid disinfection of gutta-percha cones.

Keywords: Gutta-percha, disinfection, peracetic acid

Poster Award: First Prize

Conference/Exhibition:
16th Indian Academy of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics & Indian Endodontic Society Postgraduate Convention
04.-06. June 2015
Muradnagar, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India