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Risk of Hepatitis B Virus Transmission via Dental Handpieces and Evaluation of an Antisuction Device for Prevention of Transmission

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2015

Tao Hu
Affiliation:
West China College of Stomatology, Sichuan University, Chengdu City, People's Republic of China
Gang Li
Affiliation:
West China College of Stomatology, Sichuan University, Chengdu City, People's Republic of China
Yuling Zuo
Affiliation:
West China College of Stomatology, Sichuan University, Chengdu City, People's Republic of China
Xuedong Zhou
Affiliation:
West China College of Stomatology, Sichuan University, Chengdu City, People's Republic of China
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Abstract

We evaluated the risk of hepatitis B virus (HBV) transmission via dental handpieces and the effects of an antisuction device in preventing HBV contamination. The results of our study show that under certain conditions, HBV transmission can occur when an antisuction device is used during dental procedures. We conclude that such devices may decrease contamination, but do not eliminate it.

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Copyright © The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America 2007

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