Effect of different disinfectants on Staphylococcus aureus and Candida albicans transferred to alginate and polyvinylsiloxane impression materials

Fereydoun Parnia, Ali Hafezeqoran, Elnaz Moslehifard, Farhang Mahboob, Mohammadreza Nahaei & Mohammad Akbari Dibavar
Background and aims. Several products have been marketed for disinfecting impression materials. The present study evaluated the effect of Deconex, Micro 10, Alprocid and Unisepta Plus sprays on Staphylococcus aureus and Candida albicans transferred to alginate and polyvinylsiloxane impression materials. Materials and methods. A total of 180 impressions of a maxillary model (90 alginate and 90 polyvinylsiloxane impressions) were taken for the purpose of this in vitro study. Half of the impressions were infected with...