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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 297-303

An evaluation of antimicrobial potential of irreversible hydrocolloid impression material incorporated with chitosan


Department of Prosthodontics, Vishnu Dental College, Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Dr. Yenumula J. B Manikyamba
Department of Prosthodontics, Vishnu Dental College, Vishnupur, Bhimavaram - 534 202, West Godavari, Andhra Pradesh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jips.jips_50_20

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Aim: To evaluate the antimicrobial potential of irreversible hydrocolloid impression material manipulated using chitosan impregnated solution at various time intervals. Setting and Design: Evaluative invivo study design. Materials and Methods: Maxillary impressions made for 20 dentulous volunteers using irreversible hydrocolloid impression material manipulated using distilled water as control and using 1% chitosan impregnated solution as test group using stock metal trays with one-week interval. Bacterial samples were collected using dry sterile cotton swab in the mid-palatal region at the time intervals of 0, 10, 20 minutes. Bacterial swabs were inoculated on nutrient agar media and incubated at 37° C for 24 hours. Bacterial colonies were counted with the aid of colony counter. Statistical Analysis Used: The resultant data was subjected to statistical analysis using repeated measures ANOVA and independent t test. Results: Adding water soluble chitosan to irreversible hydrocolloid impression material resulted in superior antimicrobial activity. With the passage of time there was a significant decrease in the microbial colony count upto 10min (p=0.016). However, the rate of decrease of microbial colony count was statistically insignificant between the samples collected at 10 and 20 min. Conclusion: Incorporation of water soluble chitosan to irreversible hydrocolloid impression material showed significant antimicrobial activity in 10 minutes.


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