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Biofilm formation and control in dental unit waterlines

  • F. F. S. Franco (a1), D. Spratt (a2), J. C. Leao (a1) (a3) and S. R. Porter (a1)

This review details the current literature on relevant aspects of biofilm formation and microbial control in dental practice. To date, there is no published evidence of a serious public health risk from biofilm-contaminated dental waterlines. However, there remain few effective methods of decontamination of such waterlines.

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Corresponding author: Professor S. Porter, Oral Medicine, Division of Microbial Diseases, Eastman Dental Institute for Oral, Health Care Sciences, 256 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8LD, UK T 44 (0) 207 1197, F 44 (0) 207 2341, E
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  • ISSN: 1479-0505
  • EISSN: 1479-0513
  • URL: /core/journals/biofilms
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