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dc.contributor.advisorGerba, Charles P.
dc.contributor.authorLodhia, Raj Travis
dc.creatorLodhia, Raj Travisen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-09T16:35:08Z
dc.date.available2013-08-09T16:35:08Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/297690
dc.description.abstractObjective: The goal of this study was to assess the efficacy of hydrogen peroxide cleaner disinfectant wipes in reducing the presence of bacteria, specifically Escherichia coli and Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), opportunistic pathogens, on surfaces in dental offices. Methods: Twelve locations in three different dental offices were tested before, and after the use of the hydrogen peroxide wipes. The colony forming units cm2 were calculated to determine the capacity of the bacterial wipes to reduce bacteria on high touch fomites. Bacterial samples underwent biochemical analyses to determine the presence of heterotrophic bacteria, coliform bacteria, E. coli, and MRSA. Results: Coliform/E. coli were especially prevalent on the dentist’s chair and bathroom doorknob (5.50E+03 CFU/100cm²/1.47E+03 MPN/100cm²). MRSA was detected on the receptionist counter and computer mouse. The amount of heterotrophic bacteria, coliform bacteria, as well as E. coli decreased after the use of the hydrogen peroxide disinfecting wipes. Conclusions: Coliform bacteria, E. coli and MRSA were detected on high touch areas within dental offices. The use of hydrogen peroxide disinfecting wipes can significantly decrease the occurrence of potentially pathogenic bacteria on fomites.
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.titleEffectiveness of Hydrogen Peroxide Cleaner Disinfectant Wipes in Dental Officesen_US
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dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMicrobiologyen_US
thesis.degree.nameB.S.en_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-08-30T09:50:06Z
html.description.abstractObjective: The goal of this study was to assess the efficacy of hydrogen peroxide cleaner disinfectant wipes in reducing the presence of bacteria, specifically Escherichia coli and Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), opportunistic pathogens, on surfaces in dental offices. Methods: Twelve locations in three different dental offices were tested before, and after the use of the hydrogen peroxide wipes. The colony forming units cm2 were calculated to determine the capacity of the bacterial wipes to reduce bacteria on high touch fomites. Bacterial samples underwent biochemical analyses to determine the presence of heterotrophic bacteria, coliform bacteria, E. coli, and MRSA. Results: Coliform/E. coli were especially prevalent on the dentist’s chair and bathroom doorknob (5.50E+03 CFU/100cm²/1.47E+03 MPN/100cm²). MRSA was detected on the receptionist counter and computer mouse. The amount of heterotrophic bacteria, coliform bacteria, as well as E. coli decreased after the use of the hydrogen peroxide disinfecting wipes. Conclusions: Coliform bacteria, E. coli and MRSA were detected on high touch areas within dental offices. The use of hydrogen peroxide disinfecting wipes can significantly decrease the occurrence of potentially pathogenic bacteria on fomites.


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