Journal of Cytology & Histology

ISSN: 2157-7099

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Prithviraj DR


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    Evaluation of Microbial Colonization on Orthodontic Attachments: A Prospective Study
    Author(s): Shruthi DP, Nagaraj B Malipatil and Prithviraj DRShruthi DP, Nagaraj B Malipatil and Prithviraj DR

    Orthodontic attachments interfere with oral hygiene maintenance leading to plaque accumulation and ultimately enamel demineralization caused by oral microflora. Orthodontists must have a clear understanding of the nature and the type of microflora present to combat with the above stated problem. This study was done to isolate and identify the microflora from orthodontic attachments and to study the quality of oral microflora during fixed mechanotherapy at regular intervals. In this prospective clinical study, ten patients were selected for arch wire ligation with commonly used elastic modules. One elastic module was removed from each patient at regular intervals of 24 hrs, 7, 14 and 21 days for isolation and qualitative assessment of the microbial growth. Aerobic inoculation was done using nichrome inoculating wire. Further subspeciation was done using certain biochemical reactions li.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2157-7099.1000300

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