Sunday, July 29, 2007

Microwaving of Dentures to Disinfect and Sterilize

Found this blurb in the International Journal of Prosthodontics:

Microwaving dentures for 6 minutes at 650w either sterilized or promoted the disinfection of the appliances. Inserting the denture in a plastic autoclave bag avoided both sparks and scorching of the base material.

(my summary)
Hmmm, not sure that I will recommend this technique yet, due to its inherent dangers.

Source: Int J Prothodont 19:288-293, 2006 via Ontario Dentist: Vol 84, No 6, July/Aug 2007 p 18.

Hans Skariah, B.Sc., DMD
Promenade Court Dental Health Group in Mississauga
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