Vivek Hegde

Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, M.A. Rangoonwala College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Pune, India


  • Research   
    Effectiveness of Different Agents for Disinfection of Gutta Percha Cones an in vitro study
    Author(s): Madhuri Agrawal*, Ganesh Kotalwar, Akshay Gelda, Safalya Kadtane, Abhishek Badade and Vivek Hegde

    Aim: The aim of the present study was to evaluate and compare the 1) sterilizing effect of different disinfecting solutions on gutta-percha cones: 5.25% sodium hypochlorite, 2% chlorhexidine gluconate, propolis and ozonated water.2) to find out the minimum time required to effectively disinfect gutta -percha cones. Method: Fifty size 30 gutta-percha cones were used in this study. 40 cones were randomly divided into 4 groups of 10 samples each.5 cones served as positive control & 5 cones served as negative control. The cones were contaminated by immersion in saliva and then were disinfected by immersing in the above mentioned four disinfecting solutions: 5.25% sodium hypochlorite (G1), 2% chlorhexidine gluconate (G2), propolis (G3) and ozonated water (G4) for periods of 30 seconds and 60 seconds. After the disinfection procedure, the cone.. Read More»

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